Backup: FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I back up?
    Data is the most valuable thing you have, especially if it's a product of your business, so your business is based on data and the moment you lose your data, your business would stop working.
  • Is it possible to back up regularly? For example, once a day?
    Yes, regular automatic backups are one of the main features.
  • What is the speed of data recovery from backups?
    It depends on the size of the data and the speed of the line. If a fast recovery would be required, an individual implementation would need to be done taking into account the network throughput. Alternatively, in a local network, this loses the advantage of placing the backups in a different location.
  • What is the speed of backup?
    How demanding is the data flow? When using rsync, only changed files are sent. This makes subsequent backups much faster once the backup is initialized. However, it depends on the line speed and the size of the data exchanged.
  • Where are the backups located?
    The server is typically located at a Czech company wedos. Germany at Hetzner is also an option. For individual installations by arrangement elsewhere.
  • Is the data encrypted?
    If one wants to make the data inaccessible by encryption, it needs to be encrypted already before sending to the backup storage. If you are very interested in addressing data encryption on your server, please contact us for a detailed consultation of your needs.
  • If I count price for GB, the service is not cheap.
    Yes, if you are just looking for file storage, you will find a cheaper solution. If you are looking for a service that allows you to back up your data easily, have a directly accessible backup history, and without the risk of ransomware deleting your backups as well, then you need a backup service like SnapBackupper. Also consider that the longer you keep backups the greater the storage space requirements - backing up 100GB of storage is one thing, but backing up for the last 30 days multiplies storage capacity requirements many times over.
  • How is the data secured so that the user cannot delete it themselves?
    The backup system is designed so that the user cannot delete the data once the backup is complete.
  • How is the data protected from being read by unauthorized users?
    Authentication is done via ssh using an encryption key. The backup history can be accessed by an account other than the one performing the backups.
  • How do I perform a data restore?
    You can perform the data recovery yourself. Using the other account that has access to the backup history, you log in to the backup system and can list backups and copy data from any backups/days.
  • Can SnapBackuper be used for Windows backups?
    Yes, you need only SSH and RSYNC technologiesfor operation, this technologies are cross-platform ,so Windows files can also be backed up.