Manage Container Server Backups

On May 26, 2020, according to CoreOS reaching End of Life, container servers in OnApp also reached End of Life. Please contact support or your account manager on amteam@onapp.com for more details and further assistance. 

OnApp supports normal backups for Container Servers. Normal backups contain all the information stored on a server's disk. If you have switched on incremental backups for the cloud, normal backups will still be made for container servers. For detailed information on backups refer to Virtual Server Backups.

  • Backups in the OnApp Control Panel are associated with a particular user instead of being associated with a server. To view the list of user backups, refer to View User Backups section.
  • If required, you can change the block size which is used during backup creation at Control Panel > Admin > Settings > Configuration by editing the Block Size (MB) parameter.


View Container Server Backups 



To view the list of container server's backups:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CloudContainer Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required container server.
  3. Click the Backups tab, then select Images. Images are full backups of container server disks.
  4. On the screen that appears, you'll see a list of container server backups.
  5. Click the label of the required container server backup to see the following tools - restore backup, delete backup and add/edit note.

Take Container Server Disk Backups


To back up an container server disk:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you want to back up.
  3. Click the Storage tab and select Disks. You'll see a list of the disks allocated to that container server.
  4. Click the Actions icon next to a disk you want to take a backup of, then click Backup. You'll see a list of all the backups taken and pending for that disk, along with the tools to restore backups and delete them.
    • To make a backup, click the Take a Backup button at the end of the list. If required, you can add a note to a new backup. You can also select Force Windows Backup.

      This option for Windows servers is designed as a last resort, when the backup cannot be taken due to NTFS file system problems.
      Switching on this option will bring up a dialog box with the following message: "If you enable this option there is no guarantee that backup will be consistent."

      Select "Yes" to proceed.

Restore Container Server Backup


To restore a backup:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required container server.
  3. Click the Backups tab, then select Images.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions icon next to the backup you want to revert to and choose Restore.


Delete Container Server Backup


To delete a backup:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required container server.
  3. Click the Backups tab, then select Images.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions icon next to the backup you want to remove and choose Delete.

Add Container Server Backup Note


To add/edit container server backup's note:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Container Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required container server.
  3. Click the Backups tab, then select Images.
  4. On the screen that appears, click the Actions icon next to the required backup and choose Add Note. Make necessary changes and click Submit.