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What is the reason for renaming "Managed Backup" to "Backup Service"?

The Managed Backup name is changed to Backup Service to standardize our product terminology. Previously, it was referred to as Managed Backup, Backup as a Service, or Backup by Acronis across different platforms. This new unified name ensures consistency in our communications and branding, service calalog and pricelist.
  • In the DCD, the product resides under Storage > Backup Service (previously named as Backups).
  • In the price list, the name changed from Backup as a Service to Backup Service.
  • In the service catalog, the product is renamed from IONOS Cloud Backup to Backup Service.
  • Metering descriptions in the billing API call that returns a list of available products stay intact. For example, 30d per 1GB Backup Storage for Win. or Linux Server Backup.
  • In the Cloud API v6, the product is renamed from Backup units to Backup Service.
Rest assured, the service itself remains unchanged.

What is the availability of IONOS data centers?

The availability of our data centers is 99.95%. The maximum number of maintenance hours is four in three months.

How is my virtual data center protected against hardware failures?

Our entire storage system ensures maximum redundancy for all hardware components. All storage volumes are replicated synchronously on additional storage servers, which are physically located in separate fire zones of the same modular data center. Additionally, all communication connections and devices are implemented with a minimum of single redundancy protection. In the event of a physical failure of a server with a VM, the VM restarts on another physical server.

How do I create snapshots or backups of my storage?

You can create snapshots or backups of your storage within the Data Center Designer.
Tutorial: Learn how to create a snapshot within the DCD.

What is the best way to protect data and improve performance with RAID?

Reliable performance and security are ensured, to a large extent, by storing the data in duplicate, meaning in two separate zones of the data center. Reliability and security would only be marginally improved by mirroring mass storage devices, such as RAID 1.
Striping with RAID 0, or using RAID 5 to boost speed and reliability, would also have hardly any effect; the same holds true for DRBD storage systems.
We do not recommend striping as it interferes with additional security measures that we apply in order to ensure data integrity over parallel storage blocks.
To enhance the integrity of your data, consider using the ZFS file system.