Long-term storage to securely archive your data
Whether it’s for business needs or other obligations, long-term data retention is often a necessity. Two points are important here: the cost of storage, which must be reduced, and data security and recovery, which must be guaranteed. The OVHcloud Cloud Archive solution has been designed with this in mind.
Secure and reliable
Your archived data is treated with the greatest of care. Each file is fragmented and replicated on a redundant infrastructure, with each fragment then written on a different storage device, and a system in place to constantly ensure the integrity of the information. If a missing fragment is ever detected, it is automatically reconstructed by a specific algorithm, using the other parts of the file.
Reversible, based on industry standards
OVH places great importance on the freedom of its users. When you entrust us with your data, we guarantee you will always be able to recover it via standard, easy-to-use protocols, such as SCP or rsync.
Storage clusters that host Cloud Archive are designed to secure your information at the best possible price. The architecture offers data recovery time ranging from 10 minutes to 12 hours, depending on the last access date.
Load an archive
rsync -av archive.tar.gz pca@ovh:repo/
Retrieve an archive
rsync -av pca@ovh:repo/archive.tar.gz.
The storage solution used in Cloud Archive clusters is OpenStack Swift. This is a standard API that can be used directly by conventional tools.
In addition to access via the Swift API, you can use your favoured tools, such as SFTP, SCP and rsync, for data transfer.
No size limit for files
Cloud Archive allows you to store important files of many TBs, without any size limit.
File metadata in the Cloud Archive automatically incorporates an MD5 signature, to ensure the integrity of a transferred element.
Archive expiration dates
Archives can have an expiration date as an attribute. In such cases, they will simply be deleted after that date.
Cloud Archive Billing
The Cloud Archive service is billed per GB, per hour. The prices displayed indicate the cost of a full month of usage. Incoming and outgoing traffic charges are also applicable.