CloudBoot Backup Servers

CloudBoot backup servers are CloudBooted KVM compute resources that can be be used as backup servers. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this chapter to configure CloudBoot backup servers in your cloud.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You should configure some local or remote attached storage for persistent backups on the provisioning/backup server.
  • We strongly recommend you to deploy one or more backup servers for backups and VS provisioning when using a CloudBoot functionality.
  • Before backup server creation, create new KVM CloudBoot compute resource with an IP address from the dynamic range. Refer to the Create CloudBoot Compute Resource section of the guide for details. Ensure to choose the 'Backup' option and don't format disks.


Create CloudBoot Backup Server



To create a CloudBoot backup server:

  1. Go to yourControl Panel>Admin>Settings menu, then press Backup Servers icon.
  2. Click the Create Backup Server button.
  3. Fill in the form that appears:
    • Label - give your backup server a label
    • IP address - enter the backup server IP address (IPv4)
    • Backup IP address - add a provisioning network IP address
    • Capacity - set the backup server capacity (in GB)
    • Backup server zone - select the backup server zone to which this backup server will be assigned
  4. Move the Enabled slider to the right to enable the backup server.
  5. Move the Enable Integrated Storage on Static Backup Server slider to the right to enable Integrated Storage on static compute resources.
  6. Click the Add Backup server button.

If you intend to attach LVM-based storage and create backups, you should also add the IP address of the KVM compute resource added in step 1 in the 'Backup IP address' field of each of your compute resources.


Edit CloudBoot Backup Server



To edit a CloudBoot backup server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin Settings menu and click the Backup Servers icon. 
  2. On the screen that appears, you'll see the list of all backup servers currently set up in the cloud. Click the Actions button next to the backup server you want to edit, then click Edit to change the backup server's properties:
    • Label - the name of the backup server
    • IP address - the backup server IP address (IPv4)
    • Backup IP address - provisioning network IP address
    • Capacity (in GB) - the backup server capacity

    • Backup server zone - the backup server zone to which this backup server is assigned

      It is possible to move backup servers only between backup server zones of the same type. For more information refer to Zone Types.
    • Enabled – move this slider to the right to enable the backup server or to the left to disable the backup server 


      Note that disabling a backup server affects backups and virtual server provisioning as follows:

      Backups

      • You cannot create new backups on this backup server anymore.
      • Backups that were created before disabling the backup server remain on this BS.
      • You can restore virtual servers from backups available on this backup server.
      • You can convert virtual server backups to templates.

      Provisioning

      • The virtual server provisioning is not available on this backup server except for the following case.
      • If a template is located only on this backup server, provisioning of virtual servers based on this template is still performed on this backup server.
    • Enable Integrated Storage on Static Backup Server - move the slider to the right to enable Integrated Storage on static backup server.
  3. Click the Save Backup server button to save changes.


Delete CloudBoot Server


To delete a CloudBoot backup server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin Settings menu and click the Backup Servers icon.
  2. Click the backup server's label.
  3. On the screen that appears, you'll see the list of all backup servers currently set up in the cloud.
  4. Click the Actions button next to the backup server you want to remove from the cloud, then click Delete. You'll be asked to confirm deletion.

    All the backups stored on that backup server will be deleted!