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

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

After connecting the account, will automatically import all your OVH 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. Select the OVH provider & choose a name for the account

In the opened modal, select the OVH provider and type an intuitive name that will help you easily recognize the account later. Next, select the location of your OVH account. The default location is Europe. When done, click the Save button.

3. Authorize the API access

After clicking save, you will be redirected to the OVH authorization page where you must Log In with your OVH account. Remember to select Unlimited as validity, otherwise will not be able to create snapshots when the validity expires.

4. Synchronize the account

After authorizing the OVH API access, you will be redirected back to the dashboard where you will find the new connected OVH account.

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

Once synchronized, all your OVH 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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