# Data Backup
In this section, you will find all the available methods to backup your instance data.
# Using an External Data disk 10.0
This method will not work with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
You can export and import your
data partition using the External Data disk feature. See External Data Disk.
# Using an image copy
You can also create a backup image of your instance disk. To do so, you can follow the same process as creating pre-configured images.