Connect your account

You can connect multiple AWS - EC2 accounts with just a click of button. Once you connect an account then you can choose which servers or volumes you want to link with BackupSheep.

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Link your EC2 instances or volumes

Select the EC2 instances or volumes you want to link with your account. Once they are linked then you can configure backup schedules.


Create snapshot schedule

Create schedule and set backup retention policy to keep last N number of backups. Schedules support crontab syntax and multiple schedules can be set.

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That's it!

Now we will call snapshot APIs based on your configured schedule and delete old snapshots based on retention policy you defined. You will get email alerts based on notification settings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, see our help desk.

Where snapshots are stored?

Snapshots are stored within your Amazon Web Services account for both instances and storage volumes. Amazon Web Services may charge you for storage used by snapshots.

How many accounts I can connect?

Unlimited. There's no limit on number of accounts, servers or volumes you can connect.

Server will reboot during snapshot?

No. The server will remain active and will not reboot or suspend during snapshot.

Does BackupSheep get root access?

No. When you connect your account we only get API access to your AWS - EC2 account. We can't see what's inside your instances and storage volumes.

What is backup retention policy?

You can configure backup schedule to keep last N number of backups.