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Tagadab | Dedicated Server Backups
Dedicated Server Backups
If the data you hold on your server is irreplaceable then it's always a good idea to consider server backups.
Below, you'll find further information on our dedicated backup programme. As always, if you have any questions just give us a call or drop us an email:
T: 0845 873 8366
What system do you use?
We use a system called CDP or, Continuous Data Protection, which backs up the entire server on a block level. A storage device tracks changes made to disk blocks and each subsequent backup only copies the changed blocks.
What happens when I need to restore?
When a restore is required, all previous backups are merged to produce a whole image of the system at that time. We can then perform a bare metal restore of the entire system to a new server or just restore individual files and folders where needed. Backups are performed on a per disk basis.
The backup data is stored on a SAN RAID 6 array, which can cope with two concurrent disk failures without losing data.
What's the cost?*
There's a one-off set up fee of £129.00 per server which covers the basic backup client licence. You are then billed depending on how much storage you actually use. This is charged at £0.50 per GB per month for the first 20GB, and £0.30 per GB per month thereafter.
Exact costs will depend on how much data you have, how often data changes, and how many backup points you decide to keep. We can take backups at intervals of up to once every minute, and keep as many backup points as you like. A common schedule is to take a daily backup and hold these for seven days, meaning in the event of a failure your server could be restored to any point in the previous week.
There is also an advanced client available (setup fee £205.00) which includes backups of live MySQL databases and granular restores. The standard client will backup the MySQL files, but as the database will be running there is no guarantee that any backup will be consistent. The advanced client connects directly to the database to perform the dedicated backup and provides consistent restores. It also gives you the ability to restore individual MySQL tables to a running database.
If you're interested in applying server backups to an existing server or would like to include it on a new purchase, just contact us on:
T: 0845 873 8366
*Costs are quoted excluding VAT