The hard disk data for our traditional VPS's are stored on an SAN with the drives in RAID configuration and hot-swappable drives that are ready to take over from other disks. This means that the current state of your VPS is very safe. However, to protect against the risk of catastrophic events, we recommend that you keep a version of your data outside the data centre in which your VPS is hosted.
It is also possible that you will want to return the data in the current version to a previous state if becomes corrupted in some way, perhaps as a result of human error. You will have to decide what backup method suits you best.
Different backup methods
If you want to make backups of your VPS, there are various approaches you can use. You can make backups via the control panel or via another program or protocol such as rsync or sftp. To provide you with a simple manner to setup rsync backups on Linux servers, we offer the CloudVPS Backup Script. For Windows servers we offer Ahsay backup software.
These backups must then be stored at an external location. CloudVPS offers the CloudVPS Backup Account exactly for this purpose. This is backup space on a number of redundant SANs that are located in a separate datacenter.
For Linux servers we also offer the Backup to Object Store program to store backups in our highly redundant and cheap object store. This is currently the recommended method for backup up Linux servers.
- See CloudVPS Backup Account for more information about storing Linux and Windows backups.
- See CloudVPS Backup Script for more information on how to backup Linux servers to a backup account.
- See Ahsay backup software for more information on how to backup Windows servers to a backup account.
- See CloudVPS Backup to Object Store for more information on backing up Linux servers to the object store.