Back Up Your Data Using Restic, Minio and Civo
Use Civo's cloud servers with Minio and Restic to securely back up your computer
Restoring or rebuilding your instance
Every so often it's natural that a mistake will be made and an instance will either need to be wiped back to its factory state (just the bare operating system) or restored to a previously taken snapshot.
Using a VPN to connect to your Civo instances
There's an easy script written by Lin Song that sets up an IPSec VPN server that you can run to create a VPN on an Ubuntu instance to be able to access your Civo instances.
Restoring old network style instances
So, you want to restore a snapshot you have taken on our old style networking setup to a brand new shiny instance on our new style networking setup and it doesn't work! Learn how to build a new instance from an old-style snapshot.
Setting up a Postfix Mail Server with Dovecot
Postifx is a very popular mail server that can be setup on Linux relatively easily and it is extremely configurable and easy to maintain. Paired with Dovecot for POP/IMAP functionality, you can have a basic mail server setup within minutes.
Configuring Block Storage on Civo
Block storage allows you to create and attach additional storage volumes to your instances.
Creating a Learn Guide
Learn guides are a great way to share helpful knowledge with our Civo community. If you have knowledge or experience that might benefit others, here's how to share it.
Setting up an Automated Snapshot
Snapshots are a great way to back up your instance in case the unthinkable happens. These can be initiated manually, but Civo also offers automated snapshots which will automatically update based on any schedule you like.
Using Webhooks to receive important change callbacks
With our callbacks feature, we can let you know when certain actions have taken place on Civo.com
Custom templates for your instances
You can create custom templates using the API for your instances - pick an operating system, a build script and then launch instances ready-configured for your applications.
Quota, charges and payment
There are limits applied to all accounts: some have free allocations and credits applied to them, some are settled by credit or debit card - we'll explain what our process is for all of these.
Why create multiple networks?
In Civo we give you the option to create multiple private networks, but what's the point? There are a number of reasons why, but they all centre around isolation.
Using instance tags
We provide the ability for you to tag your instances, but we have a nice pro-tip on how to make the most of them.
Re-activating Civo statistics monitoring
If you've removed the system service that monitors your current usage, we can help you recover this so your dashboard shows your favourite instances' statistics again