OpenVZ/KVM Backup

Posted at January 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm by Stacey Talieres

While working on important information, changing files, or installing applications on a server, you always should be wary of issues. Always keep Murphy’s law in the back of your mind during these situations, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. A major error can spell the demise of your data unless you have frequently backed up your server.

However, when you purchase a VPS with us, you will notice in your we have provided a tool to properly maintain your server. On a OpenVZ or KVM VPS, there is a tab called “Backups” that will allow you to ‘backup VPS’ or ‘download/manage backups’.

What’s unique about our backup system is that it takes snapshots of a VPS. When you hear the term snapshot, you may envision some type of photography, which in fact is similar to this concept. Instead of taking a full backup, which would require an enormous length of time, a snapshot allows us to take a backup of the current state of your server. Snapshots are useful because they let users make changes to many files.

With your control panel if you have a OpenVZ or KVM VPS you can take up to four of these snapshot backups. As long as you make sure that you backup your VPS, you will never have to worry about losing your data because we use software known as OpenStack Object Storage aka Swift. If a server was to ever fail, information would never be lost as this software spreads data across different servers throughout a datacenter.

At InterServer we offer a OpenVZ VPS at the affordable price of $6 a month. Along your quest for the perfect VPS you may have certain criteria that you are looking for. If affordable price, secure backups, and optimal performance, are main factors then considering an OpenVZ or KVM VPS would most likely be the best fit for your needs.

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One Response to “OpenVZ/KVM Backup”

  1. Rod Roark says:

    Could you clarify how much backup storage is included with a basic VPS?

    Also I noticed an oddity when downloading a backup of my OpenVZ VPS. The size and filename in the transmitted HTTP headers indicated it was a tar.gz file, but what I got was an uncompressed tar file that was larger than the advertised size. Someone should probably take a look at that.


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