There are two ways on VPS to ensure your server has a “safe point” – those are backups and snapshots. Restoring your server from them takes only a couple of clicks, however, keep in mind, that restoration from a backup or snapshot will overwrite all the data. This change is not reversible.
How to Manage VPS Backups
To check your backups, open the VPS dashboard, and choose the server:
And open the Snapshots & Backups page from the left menu:
There you will see all available backups.
Restoring the Server From a Backup
On the Snapshots & Backups page, find the backup that you wish to restore, and click on Restore:
Your VPS will be locked while the restoration is in progress.
Getting More Frequent Backups
If you want daily backups, you can order them on the same Snapshots & Backups page:
If the last backup was created less than 24 hours ago, and you need a fresh one before performing some major changes, you can create a snapshot instead.
How to Manage VPS Snapshots
Unlike backups, you can have only one snapshot at a time. Also, snapshots are not created automatically – you can create them manually.
To create a snapshot, open the Snapshots & Backups page and click on Create Snapshot:
Once created, your snapshot will be displayed above the backups:
You can either restore the snapshot or delete it once it becomes unnecessary. A snapshot is automatically deleted in 20 days.
If you change your VPS operating system, your snapshot will be lost 💡
That's it! Now you know how to manage your VPS backups and snapshots 😊
After the restoration, your server will be brought back to the state it was at the moment of backup/snapshot creation; all the changes that were done after the backup/snapshot date will be reverted
Backups or snapshots cannot be downloaded directly, although you can use FTP to download the files to your computer