Options available with your VPS
An external storage space
The external additional disks for our VPS solutions are highly resilient, since the data is replicated three times within our infrastructure. This disks can be enabled on demand, and you can scale them up. This way, your data is protected in the event of any service interruptions.
|50 GB||$5.70 /month|
|100 GB||$11.30 /month|
|200 GB||$17.00 /month|
|500 GB||$33.90 /month|
Backing up your data is vital to a smooth recovery in the event of a technical failure or configuration error. We offer two methods for backing up your data:
The auto-backup option helps you avoid this complexity. A backup of your VPS (excluding your additional disks) is scheduled daily, exported, then replicated three times before it becomes available in the OVHcloud Control Panel.
For an efficient, affordable backup strategy, you can take snapshots of your virtual machine. Unlike a full backup, you do not need to lock your data to stop it from being modified over the course of the procedure. This means you will always have an integral restore point.
Reliable, continuous service availability
With a VPS, you can use a failover IP to host your projects, SSL certificates, and more. The failover IP can be switched from one server to another in minutes. An account with a failover IP works without interruptions, and is the best solution for handling hardware failures, overloaded applications, and other infrastructure problems.
Your questions answered
What are additional IP addresses used for?
With additional IP addresses, you can have domains or game servers on unique IP's, optimize SEO, ex. you can have one domain name for each IP. This will boost their SEO ranking. Our VPS solutions are delivered with an IPv4 and IPv6 address. However, you can add up to 16 additional IPv4 addresses.
How does the Snapshot option work?
Snapshots are instantaneous images of your VPS, taken at a specific time. They can be compared to restore points. You can create a snapshot via the OVHcloud Control Panel, save it, then use it to restore your VPS. Your VPS will then be restored back to the state it was in when the snapshot was taken. Please note that when you restore a VPS from a snapshot, the snapshot is then deleted.
How does the Automated Backup option work?
You can use Automated Backup to schedule backups of your VPS (excluding additional disks). These backups are taken every day, for a rolling period of seven days. Your backups are exported to our infrastructure, and replicated three times across different servers. You can then use them at any time to restore your VPS.
How does the additional space option work?
It is a storage space that is separate to your VPS. You can use it to copy data — often backups — from your virtual private server. The additional space option can be compared to a new hard drive that you plug into your computer and partition then you can copy sensitive data onto. If you would like to automate backups of your data, you are responsible for configuring the system that will take the backups. You can choose to access this service via NFS or CIFS protocols.
What are the differences between Snapshot Backup and Automated Backup?
The Automated Backup option takes a daily backup of your VPS, which is replicated three times. You will always have access to seven different backups, corresponding to the most recent seven days of use. Snapshots are taken manually, at a specific point, by you. When a snapshot is used to restore your VPS, it is erased at the end of the process.