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Learn how to connect your Hetzner account in order to schedule automatic snapshots of your Hetzner Cloud Servers.

In order to start scheduling automated & frequent native snapshots of your Hetzner Cloud Servers, you must connect your Hetzner account.

After connecting the account, will automatically import all your Hetzner Cloud Servers 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 Hetzner API Key

In order for to be able to create snapshots of your Hetzner Cloud Servers, you must create an API Key. Open the Hetzner Console in a new tab, select your project and click the Security item in the left sidebar. Choose the API Tokens tab and click the Generate API Token button.

Given an intuitive name to key, select the Read & Write option and click the button Generate API Token.

Once created, the API key will be displayed to you only once. Copy it.

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

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

Paste the API key generated in the previous step and click the Save button.

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 Hetzner Cloud Servers. If you don't press the button, will automatically run the synchronization after some minutes.

Once synchronized, all your Hetzner Cloud Servers 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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