On-demand system backups
As automated deployments and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) services become increasingly popular, a system backup is essential. That's why your instances at OVH can be backed up at any time. The server will export the instance’s disk, enabling you to industrialise your deployments.
Secure and resilient
Instances run on hypervisors, and their system disk is located locally on them. The instance backups copy this data to another storage system, and guarantee triple replication, to ensure reliability.
Simplified backup and restore methods
Instance backups behave like elements of the Private Image Catalog. Once they have been added to it, you can use them to restore the original instance, or even serve as a system image for other instances based on the same boot schemas.
Create a single instance backup
openstack server image create --name inst01-bkp01 inst01
Create a rolling backup, with a log of seven entries
openstack server backup create --rotate 7 inst01
In accordance with our reversibility policy, we offer you the ability to recover your backup without any hassle, using standard tools like the OpenStack CLI.
System migration to other locations
Once the backup has been created, you can perform an instance system migration by exporting it, then importing it to the Private Image Catalog of another location.
OpenStack incorporates a rolling backup system. By specifying the number of elements included in the rotation, the system will automatically maintain its history, deleting the oldest backup when a new one is created.