We offer several backup & restore services that cover all computing platforms.
To ensure that a particular server is backed up properly, so that files can easily be restored when necessary, be sure to submit a request for backup via Internal Services.
The first time a backup is taken, a full one is taken and after that the backup is done incrementally. This means that only files/directories that were modified since the last backup will be backed up.
There are various ways to backup important information from your Mac.
Refer to the Macintosh Backup page for options.
By default, all files ,including home directories of users, binaries and libraries compiled locally on the server (/usr/local), password/shadow files ,filesystem mount tables (/etc/fstab, /etc/exports), application's, config files and data directories and in general all files not depending on the core of the operating system, are included in backup sets.
For details go to the Linux backup page or the Server backup page.
- If there is no need to back up specific files or directories, we encourage and recommend the use of the "exclude" option when you make the backup request via Internal Services.
- On all platforms the restore cannot be used in case of a disaster crash i.e. a new computer cannot be installed from scratch using restored files.
- There are two options for the retention policy for backup/restore services: 30 Days remote or 90 Days remote. When you make the request via Internal Services, specify which one you want.