Enable automatic backups (video tutorial)


One very useful feature of Cloudinary’s service is its ability to back up your files, such as images and videos. This includes revisions of your existing assets, as well as deleted files that you can restore.

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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Understand the purpose of automatic backups

Jump to this spot in the video  0:00 Cloudinary handles the backup process by copying each original file to a secondary write-protected location.

Enable automatic backups via the Cloudinary console

Jump to this spot in the video  2:00 Log into your Cloudinary console, then follow the steps to start setting up the account backups.

Use Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage for backups

Jump to this spot in the video  3:27 Instead of Cloudinary’s own write-protected location for backup storage, you can set up your own cloud storage bucket to store your backup files. We support backups through Amazon Simple Storage Service (e.g. Amazon S3) and Google Cloud Storage.

Test your enabled backup processes

Jump to this spot in the video  4:17 Once you have set up your Automatic Backup feature, your selected asset in the Media Library should have a new View backed up versions button.

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