You can use Zapier to run your backups every hour using the Backup Trigger URL option. 

Creating an hourly backup using Zapier:

Step 1. Log in to your Zapier account and create a new Zap.

Step 2. Choose the "Schedule" trigger as shown below:

Step 3. Choose "Every Hour", if you can't see it click "Show less common options".


Step 4.
Click "Add a Step" or Action as shown.

Step 5. Search for the "Webhooks by Zapier" action as shown and click it:


Step 6. Choose the "GET" option shown then click "Save + Continue".


Step 7. In the URL field, paste the Backup Trigger URL from your SimpleBackups account. Then scroll to the bottom and click "Save + Continue".


Step 8. Once you reach this step, you should see your Backup Trigger URL listed next to "URL:" - now scroll and click "Send Test To Webhooks by Zapier" and that will trigger a backup test run.


Step 9. On this screen after Zapier test running your backup, click "Finish". Note that in the "message" area we see a successful response form SimpleBackups that confirms your backup was dispatched.


Step 10. Finally, don't forget to turn your Zap (integration) on. You can do so by clicking the button below.

Reach out to us if you find that feature useful, want to suggest another use case or need any help setting it up!


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