Node
In our dashboard, you will see term nodes often, and different plans have different node limits. So in this article, we learn what we refer to as a node.

The basics

In BackupSheep, a node is anything that you can backup. It can be a cloud server, volume, database or website. Integrations and storage accounts don't count toward the node limit.
There are multiple types of nodes, which we will discuss further.
There are four different types of nodes.

Server Node

Any cloud server you connect with BackupSheep is considered a node. Let's say you connect your DigitalOcean account, and you have linked 10 cloud servers. Your BackupSheep node count will be 10. You don't have to connect all your DigitalOcean servers, just the ones you want to automate the snapshot process.

Volume Node

Any cloud volume you connect is considered a node. Suppose you connect your DigitalOcean account and link 5 cloud volumes. Your BackupSheep node count will be 5. You don't have to connect all volumes, just the ones you want to automate the snapshot process.

Database Node

For databases, a node can be a grouping of databases and tables. Suppose you connect WordPress database integration, now you can create multiple nodes out of the same integration.
You can create a node with specific tables which you may want to backup frequently and another node that consists of all the tables.
This way, you can configure different scheduling on different nodes.

Website Node

A node can group files and folders for a website or file server. Suppose you connect WordPress website integration, now you can create multiple nodes out of the same integration.
You can create a node with specific folders which you may want to backup frequently and another node that consists of all the folders.
This way, you can configure different scheduling on different nodes.