ISO Virtual Server Backups

OnApp supports normal backups for ISO virtual 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 ISO virtual 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 virtual server. To view the list of user backups, refer to View User Backups section.
  • ISO virtual server backups cannot be converted into templates.
  • If required, you can change the block size which is used during backup creation at Control Panel > Settings > Configuration by editing the Block Size (MB) parameter.

View ISO Virtual Server Backups



To view the list of ISO virtual server's backups:

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


Take ISO Virtual Server  Disk Backups


To back up an ISO virtual server disk:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual 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 ISO virtual 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 virtual 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 ISO Virtual Server Backup


To restore a backup:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required ISO virtual 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 ISO Virtual Server Backup


To delete a backup:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required ISO virtual 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 ISO Virtual Server Backup Note


To add/edit virtual server backup's note:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required ISO virtual 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.