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Backups Retention Periods

To make any of the changes outlined here, you must log in to the Client Area.

Frequency

Backups are taken nightly by default and have a retention period of sixty (60) days. Backup retention periods are only changed from the Cloud Portal by opening a technical support ticket at this time.

Alternatively, you can log in to your server and utilize the hwagent command to edit the retention period.

hwagent routine backups --retention [integer]

Pricing

Hostwinds will bill for the cost of the Backup service and the cost of storing those backups at an hourly rate.

Monthly, the cost of using Cloud Backups would be:

$1.00 per month: For the Addon, that would create the backups.

$0.03 per GB per month (30 days): For the cost of storing the backups in our Object Storage.

Retention Period

Backups are taken nightly by default and have a retention period of sixty (60) days. Customize this retention period on your Shared Hosting plan from the client area. Or request a custom retention period on your service by opening a technical support ticket to our technicians.

To customize your retention period for your account, you would start in the Client Area and click the Manage button for your Shared Hosting Plan.

Click the Addons link in the Overview dropdown.

You can select the retention period you would like in the drop-down menu and update it by clicking on Update Retention Period.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 7, 2021

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