Management of the backups in your client panel

You can program Backups of your Cloud Servers in Clouding.io. In this post we explain how to activate them, set them up and desactivate them in your client panel.

Create backups

Go to your panel control. Once there, you have two options:

a) Click on your the Server or one of your Servers.

b) Click on the three dots at the right.

A pop-up will appear. Click on “More” at the bottom.

And then click on “Backups”.

 

Click on the blue tab “ENABLE BACKUPS”.

A pop-up will unfold so that you setup the features of your backups. In order to create your first Backup, you will have to choose:

  • The frequency: each day, every 2 days, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 days.
  • The number of backups or “slots”: the minimum is 2 and the maximum, 30.

Price of backups

When you choose the backups, be aware that the measure unit for the price is 0,50€ per month for each block of 25 GB of SSD disk of your Cloud Server. The frequency does not affect the price. A Server with a 50 GB disk and 2 backups with a 3-day frequency has a price of 2€ per month. A Server with 50 GB of SSD disk and 2 backups with a 6-day frequency, has the same price, 2€ per month. A Server with 100 GB of SSD disk and 3 backups with a 3-day frequency, has a price of 6€.

In the example, we have chosen 4 backups with a 7-day frequency. A pop-up will open where indicates “Updating preferences of backup” is indicated.

At the top, in “Preferences of current backups”, since it is the first backup that we create, it indicates that “The backups are currently deactivated”.

At the bottom, in “New preferences on backups”, you have to choose the features of the new backup. In the example, 4 backups with a weekly frequency. In “New price of backups”, it indicates the approximate price of the new backup. In the example, the price of the Server plus the chosen backup is 4,00€ (without VAT) per month.

Once you have chosen the backup that you want, click on “SUBMIT”.

The screen will indicate that “Your backup has been scheduled and it will be available during the next 24 hours”.

Once created, the “Actions” icon will be in red, the state will be “Created” and under the column “Available backups” you will see the date and time of creation of the backup. The first backup is ready! 🙂

Since the option that we have chosen is 4 weekly backups, the first one has been created. The other three will be created with a weekly frequency until the four backups that hace been programmed appear in the column “Available backups” there are the four backups that have been programmed. After those 4 weeks, the oldest backup will be eliminated and will be substituted by a more recent one and so on. In the example, the first backup was created on January the 12th.

Updating Backups

If you want to update the backup that you created, click on the “Update backup preferences” tab.

A pop-up will open where indicates “Update backup preferences” is indicated.

At the top, in “Preferences of current backups”, are the features of the chosen backup. In the example, 4 weekly backups. Besides this, in “Current Price Backups”, the price of the chosen backup is indicated, in the example, 4.00€ per month (Approx) without VAT.

At the bottom, in “New Backup Preferences”, you can choose the features for the new backup that will replace the previous one. In the example, we have chosen 12 backups with a 3-day frequency. In “New Price Backups” you can see the price of the Server plus the new selected backup, in the example, 12.00€ per month (Approx) without VAT.

Once chosen the features of the backup to be replaced, click on “SUBMIT”.

 

The panel will show the new backup that replaces the previous one.

Disabling Backups

Click on the red tab that indicates “Disable Backups”.

A pop-up will open so that you confirm that you want it to be disabled and to give your opinion, if desired.

 

About the erasing of the backups

When you erase a Virtual Machine, the backups will be erased 14 hours afterwards.

If you have any doubt or question about the content of this article or any other issue regarding the backups, call us or send an e-mail to [email protected] We will be pleased to help you out!

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