Backups are crucial. When something goes wrong, you can’t have too many levels of backup, that’s why we take it seriously and implement a rigorous regime for every server. On our VMware dedicated servers, we take 3 types of backups as standard, and all are included in the price.
1. A daily offsite file level backup
2. A weekly offsite snapshot of the entire server
3. An hourly replica of our storage arrays
Our daily backups are held offsite for 7 days as standard, but we can keep them for months or even years depending on your requirements – Contact us for a backup quote.
These backups are performed using R1Soft’s CDP software allowing very granular restores, which means we can restore any file that existed on your server in the last 7 days within a few minutes.
The full server snapshots are taken weekly, and we can, therefore, roll the whole server back to exactly the state it was in when the snapshot was taken, to any VMware server, giving us another level of disaster recovery should it be required. VMware technology also allows us to “snapshot” the server before any major upgrades and if things don’t go to plan, we can easily roll back to how everything was before the upgrade, reducing time spent rolling back after failed updates, and keeping you online.
We believe this offers a very robust backup and recovery platform, which helps our clients recover data faster and from more than one location. It also helps us all sleep better at night!