Looking for a VPS that allows me to take snapshots easily

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  1. vpsnewb

    vpsnewb New Member

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    Hey there,

    I'm working on a project and it'd be nice if I could easily create snapshots of my VPS data to restore easily later if need be. Basically, i'm working on a learning project and would hate to get to a point where I mess something up so badly that I have to start from point blank like I usually do (Fuck up, can't fix it, reload OS). It'd be nice if instead I can just take a snapshot as my work progresses.

    Probably need 256MB RAM (initially at least, can probably get everything to run in 96-128 after optimizations), 10GB storage, 50GB transfer. Nothing I'll be doing is CPU or RAM intensive, just going to be used for some development work ontop of a LEMP stack.

    Anyone know of a good provider for this?
     
  2. D. Strout

    D. Strout Resident IPv6 Proponent

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    DigitalOcean, of course. Take a snapshot, restore any time.
     
  3. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    You can do something similar with us at Fliphost. While it is not exactly taking a snapshot, we take backups every 6 hours that are user restoreable down to the file level, or the entire container.
     
  4. D. Strout

    D. Strout Resident IPv6 Proponent

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    Yeah, I tested Fliphost's backup system. Very useful, and with a backup every six hours, there are a lot to choose from, with every last file that was on your box.
     
  5. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    How the...  Wow...  Props! 
     
  6. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    jarland The ocean is digital

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  8. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    Thank You.

    It was a feature that I had been wanting to impliment for a while and when I finally got it right that was the result. Comes standard for all our VPS except the high storage servers..

    I'm proud of it
     
  9. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    But can I download it?
     
  10. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    Not yet
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Moderator Moderator

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  12. mikho

    mikho Not to be taken seriously, ever!

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    If you go for a vmware provider you can make snapshots of your server that you can revert to if needed.
     
  13. lbft

    lbft New Member

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    If you get a KVM, you can do it yourself by installing on a filesystem with native snapshots like zfs or btrfs, although it's more work than provider-managed snapshotting/backups.
     
  14. jeff_lfcvps

    jeff_lfcvps New Member

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    LFCVPS allows you to take a backup (snapshot) and restore it via our web interface. You can also browse the backup via FTP-over-SSL and download specific files if needed.
     
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  15. u4ia

    u4ia New Member

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    @,   

    How far back do the backups go?
     
  16. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    Typically kept for about 10 days
     
  17. u4ia

    u4ia New Member

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    Kudos, sir. Not a common feature in this market.
     
  18. Awmusic12635

    Awmusic12635 Active Member Verified Provider

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    I try to regularly improve what I offer. Keep on the lookout for more cool stuff to come :).