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Backup or restore a server

Backup

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend creating a backup of your server prior to any major changes or upgrades.

To create a backup, you can use either snapshots or images.

  • Snapshots are free of charge, but are auto-deleted after 72 hours. Only one snapshot of a given server can exist at any time.

  • Images are chargeable per image, but can be retained indefinitely. Multiple images of a given server can exist at any time.

Use snapshots

This feature creates a new snapshot of the disk, which can later be used to restore the server to an earlier state. Follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the “Infrastructure -> Servers” section.
  • Select the server you wish to modify from the list of servers.

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  • Click the “Actions -> Create Snapshot” menu item and confirm snapshot creation when prompted.

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Your new snapshot will be created and will appear in the list of snapshots.

Use images

This feature creates an image of the disk, which can later be used to restore the server to an earlier state. Follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the “Infrastructure -> Images” section.
  • Click the “Create Image” button.

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  • Enter a name for the image and select the server you wish to create the image of.

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  • Click the “Create” button to create the image.

Your new image will be created and will appear in the list of images.

Restore

You can restore a server from a snapshot or an image.

Use snapshots

To restore a server from a snapshot, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the “Infrastructure -> Servers” section.
  • Select the server you wish to modify from the list of servers.

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  • Click the “Actions -> Restore Snapshot” menu item and confirm snapshot restoration when prompted.

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Your server will be restored to the state it was in when the snapshot was created.

Use images

To restore a server from an image, you must create a new server using the image. Follow these steps:

  • Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • Navigate to the “Infrastructure -> Servers” section.
  • Click the “Create” button.

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  • On the resulting page, enter a name for your server and select a server configuration.

  • On the same page, in the “Images” section, select the “My Images” tab and choose the image you wish to restore.

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  • Click “Create” to deploy the new server.

A new server will be created from the selected image.