The advantages of storage servers
High storage capacity
We optimise the disk space on our dedicated servers, to give you the best price-storage ratio. You can choose from a wide range of SATA, SSD and NVMe disks. Add disks to suit your needs with no impact on production, and store up to 500TB of data.
Hot swapping is replacing a deficient drive, or one that needs to be removed from the server, without service interruption. This is essential for high-availability architectures. Available on our FS-48T, FS-72T and High Grade servers.
Along with its high storage capacity, the Storage range uses the OVHcloud private network (vRack) by default(1). With vRack, you can connect your OVHcloud products (dedicated servers, VPS, Public Cloud instances) in a secure network, regardless of which OVHcloud datacentres they are hosted in.
(1) Not available on Rise-STOR servers
IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
Each server has a public IPv4 address and an IPv6 address range. As an option, you can rent additional IPv4 addresses for your dedicated server (up to 256 per machine).
Backup storage space
Each dedicated server has a free 500GB storage space, independent from the server, to store your data.
To guarantee maximum security for your infrastructures, an anti-DDoS system is included with all OVHcloud dedicated servers.
Assistance and support
By renting servers from OVHcloud, you get technical support via telephone and email. You can also chat to our advisors, who are ready to help. We also offer a range of guides and an online help centre to assist you in installing and managing your services.
Operating systems and applications
Uses for a storage server
The servers in this range are designed to store critical data, and work perfectly as backup spaces. Create secure backups of your operating systems, or other files.
For activities involving the provision of files (images, videos, etc.). Our servers have 1Gbps guaranteed bandwidth. The most suitable for streaming or file sharing.
Our Storage servers can host up to 504TB of data. You can use your server to host databases, or serve as an SQL backup.
Support and documentation
We offer a range of documentation and online support to assist you in setting up and configuring your dedicated server.
When can I order the options offered?
The options are available at the server configuration step. You can also order and enable options directly via the OVHcloud Control Panel, after your service has been delivered.
What are the advantages of the vRack private network?
The vRack is a private network that is isolated from the internet. This means you can create your own cluster, or connect your server to an existing infrastructure — and you can do all of this at no extra cost.
Through the vRack private network, you can secure the exchanges between your web server and your database. To do this, you must disable the public IP address of the dedicated server you want to protect.
This involves creating a copy of the data you want to save in a place other than the one where it is stored. Sometimes data is stored in an independent folder, but located on the same disk. The backup must be taken on a space independent of the original storage area for this data. This way, it will be protected from any incidents that may lead to loss or corruption.
Based on a full backup of the data, a differential backup creates a backup containing the information that was created or modified after the full backup. Each differential backup compiles the changes built into the previous version, while adding the new ones. This uses more storage space than an incremental backup, but requires less processing time if the archived files need to be completely restored.
Incremental backups are very useful if you want to save space, and start at D+1 of a full backup of the data (i.e. day D). During each backup, the data that has undergone changes, as well as the new data, is incremented with respect to day D-1. However, a full backup will require a longer recovery time compared to the differential backup, as each backup that has been incremented must be copied to a disk.