Cloud Backup is a file-based backup solution that allows customization of files, folders, schedule, retention and notification. Restore your backed up data to any Cloud Server running Cloud Backup.
File-level vs. image backups
It’s a common misconception that Rackspace automatically backs up Cloud Servers. The good news is that Cloud Servers customers have two options:
Rackspace Cloud Backup is a file-level alternative to backing up the whole server image.
Image Backups save the server’s operating system, applications and data.
You should consider using both of these backup techniques (image level and file level) since each method addresses different needs. Just remember that, in general, if you want to maintain a copy of an image for re-provisioning of a Cloud Server in a single step, then use image backups. If you want the flexibility to manage backups at the file level, then use Rackspace Cloud Backup.
Compression and de-duplication
Rackspace Cloud Backup uses block level de-duplication within and across multiple files and may compress the files as well. These features greatly improve backup speeds and reduce total data stored. Cloud Backup does incremental backups so only those parts of a file that have changed since the previous backup are uploaded.
Explore some of the most popular features of Rackspace Cloud Backup
File Based Backups
Choose specific files and folders to back up.
Specify when and at what frequency to perform each created backup.
Optional AES-256 Encryption
Choose to use our optional AES-256 encryption with an encryption key that only you know. Your data is encrypted before it leaves the server and remains safely encrypted while stored.
Compression and De-Duplication
Enjoy automatic compression and de-duplication, increasing backup efficiency and reducing storage space used.
Restore Backed Up Data
Restore an entire backup or specific files and folders from any previous backup. Restore backups to the originating Cloud Server or any Cloud Server running the backup agent.
Monitor current and historical activity for each of your backups.
Keep versions of the file changed since last backup for 30 days, 60 days, or indefinitely.
Setup to receive an email when the backup job successfully completes or if the backup job fails to complete.
Create as many backups as you want without any limits on the size of each backup.