VPS backup

Protect your VPS data with automatic backup


The automatic backup option is an essential tool to protect your business, whatever sector you are in. Protect your files and databases against incidents and downtime. You do not need to manage the administration of your automatic backups: we will do it for you. You will have copies of your virtual private server at any time.


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Schedule backups

With the automatic backup feature, you can schedule backups for your VPS at a time that suits you best. The backups are then taken daily, over a rolling seven-day period.

Protect your data

With this option, your backup is exported to our infrastructure. It is then replicated three times within the same datacentre, on servers that are separate to the one your virtual private server is hosted on. This way, if your primary server is affected by an incident, your information is always available on another server. Furthermore, your data can be retrieved easily.

Restore your VPS when you need to do so

You can use backups to restore your VPS at any time from the OVHcloud Control Panel. In the event of an incident, you can recover your data at any time.

Administrez efficacement vos bases de données et testez vos requêtes

Set up a backup strategy adapted to fit your needs, and avoid data loss


Everyday data protection

Updating an operating system or software package can be a complex task. Even a minor error can cause your website or business software to malfunction or stop working.

Scheduling regular backups of your data is vital for your business. It is also important to ensure that your backups are easily recoverable. In the OVHcloud Control Panel, you get permanent and simplified access to the latest seven backups of your virtual environments.

Disaster Recovery

Anticipation and replication

Setting up a disaster recovery plan, including backups, is vital for preventing any type of incident that could affect your IT system. To choose the best solution, evaluate how critical your data is.

The data stored on your VPS can also be replicated to ensure that it is preserved. With replication, you can retrieve an earlier version of your virtual machine.

Need more information?

This option is compatible with most of our VPS* solutions

How do I retrieve an automatic backup of my VPS?

You can access your VPS backups via the OVHcloud Control Panel. Need help with this? We recommend referring to our technical guide on the topic.

If I cancel my server, how long will my data be stored for?

Your data is archived for a period of 30 days after the effective cancellation date of your VPS. After this period, the data is deleted.

Are my additional disks also backed up by the automatic backup option?

No, only the system disk is backed up. We also recommend taking copies of any additional storage space.

How long does it take to restore my VPS?

This operation depends on the volume of data stored on it. Restoration may take from a few minutes to several hours.

If I have the automatic backup option and I upgrade my disk, will the price of the option increase?

Yes. The price of the automatic backup option will vary depending on the storage capacity of your VPS. If you migrate to a higher solution, you will be billed on a pro rata basis for the days remaining in the current month.

When I use an automatic backup to restore my VPS, is it then deleted?

No, the copy is kept in all cases.

Which VPS solutions is this option available on?

Automatic backup is compatible with all of our VPS solutions, apart from our Starter solution.

Which VPS should I choose?

Our VPS solutions differ in terms of vCPU, RAM, disk space and available bandwidth. Ingress and egress traffic are unlimited*. Choose your solution based on the resources your web projects require. Please note that there are other options available to customise your VPS.


*Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our advice for going further

3-2-1 rule

This best practice involves implementing an effective backup strategy:

  • Make at least three copies of your data.
  • Store them on two separate supports.
  • Ensure that one copy is stored in a different location.

With our automatic backup option, you can meet some of these recommendations easily. Triple replication is performed automatically. The copies are placed on servers separate to the one hosting your VPS.

Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

We offer backup tools to help protect your data. To be optimal, they must be part of a security plan, such as a DRP. Even if your hosting provider delivers a certain level of protection against external attacks (e.g. anti-DDoS protection), there are still other security threats — like cyberattacks, network outages or simple human error. There is no such thing as “zero risk”.

For this reason, we strongly recommend including your backup strategy in your disaster recovery plan.

To do this:

  • Define which services and applications are critical or non-critical in your organisation.
  • Implement a plan for business continuity and data restoration that is adapted to the criticality level.
  • Choose high-resilience solutions for the most sensitive data, so you don’t suffer any data loss or delayed recovery time.

*The price of the option will vary depending on your virtual server’s storage capacity.