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Learn how to connect your Exoscale account in order to schedule automatic snapshots of your Exoscale Compute Instances.

In order to start scheduling automated & frequent native snapshots of your Exoscale Compute Instances, you must connect your Exoscale account.

After connecting the account, will automatically import all your Exoscale Compute Instances 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 Provider Snapshots page

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. Generate your Exoscale API Key

In order for to be able to create snapshots of your Exocale Compute Instances, you must create an API Key. Open the Exoscale Console in a new tab, go to the IAM page and click the button ADD button.

Give an intuitive name to the key, select Unrestricted as access type and click the Create button.

After clicking Create, you will see your new key.

3. Select the Exoscale provider, choose a name for the account and provide your API key

Go back to and in the opened modal select the Exoscale provider. Type an intuitive name that will help you easily recognize the account later.

Paste the API Access & Secret key generated in the previous step and click Save.

4. Synchronize the account

After clicking the Save button, the list of your connected accounts will be reloaded and the newly connected account will appear.

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

Once synchronized, all your Exoscale Compute Instances 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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