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Learn how to connect your DigitalOcean account in order to schedule automatic provider snapshots.

In order to start scheduling automated & frequent native snapshots of your DigitalOcean droplets & volumes, you must connect your DigitalOcean account.

After connecting the account, will automatically import all your Droplets & Volumes and you will be able to choose the ones that should be backed-up, configure the backup frequency and finally the retention policy.

1. Open the dashboard

Open your dashboard and click the Provider Backups button located in the top menu. On the page just opened, click the button Connect cloud account.

2. Choose a name for the account

Type an intuitive name to easily recognize the account later and click the Save button. After that, you will be redirected to your DigitalOcean account.

3. Authorize from your DigitalOcean account uses the DigitalOcean API in order to create frequent backups for your Droplets & Volumes. In order to do that, you must authorize from the DigitalOcean page you have been redirected.

After authorizing the API access, you will be redirected back to your dashboard.

4. Synchronize the account

The last thing you have to do is clicking the big button Synchronize account. By doing that, will import all your Droplets & Volumes. If you don't press the button, will automatically run the synchronization after some minutes.

Once synchronized, all your Droplets & Volumes will be visible and you will be able to configure the backup frequency, retention or even completely pause the backups for some of them.

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