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Overview

IONOS works with Acronis, a special provider specializing in backup and recovery solutions.
Backups can be set up in three ways:
1) Automatically (before provisioning new servers).
2) Semi-automatically (during deployment of multiple servers).
3) Manually (adding a backup solution to an existing server).
The DCD's Backup Unit Manager creates, manages, and saves server data in the Backup Units. Furthermore, you can also assign names and passwords to the units. The external Backup Management Console enables you to manage your backups and their schedules. You can log in to the console with the username and password specified in the Backup Unit Manager.

Functionality

To create backups for a server, install a backup agent that communicates with the backup system and assigns backups to the respective Backup Unit.
The communication between the server, backup agent, and backup system requires an internet connection. Backups are charged per Backup Unit; hence, they are compressed before storage to reduce expenses.
Architecture diagram for Managed Backup Units