Backup and recovery
What tools are available to support disaster recovery?
What are the different types of snapshots and how should I use them?
A volume snapshot is a copy of a storage volume, captured at a point in time. Snapshots can be taken manually, or as recurring snapshots taken automatically at scheduled intervals, ranging from hourly to monthly. To make use of the data in a snapshot, you can convert it to a data volume, and attach the volume to a VM in order to access the archived data; a root volume (that is, VM operating system) snapshot can also be converted to a template, which can be used to create new VMs. A VM snapshot is a complete image of a VM, taken at one point in time. VM snapshots are recommended only to be used as a 'roll back' backup during a system upgrade, and should be removed afterwards.
Are backups possible?
Interoute VDC gives you complete control over the management of your virtual machines and data. You can perform data management in the Control Centre: there are functions to create snapshots of virtual machines or storage volumes, which can be used as backups. You can transfer data across VDC zones at no cost, which means that you can easily distribute your data geographically for backup purposes.