Rsnapshot backups

This option allows backups to be made of a certain point in time in the intervals daily, weekly and monthly and multiple backups can be stored. Also, backing up to another location is possible.

The backups are made available as archive shares containing the backups categorized by time / date. Access rights can be distributed in the usual manner with the only difference that the archive shares can never be writable.

Implementation of rsnapshot

There are three setups possible for rsnapshot.

Local archive

In this setup, there is only one 1A-server. The backups are stored on a separate disk set in your server. This way, your data is protected against failure of the original hard drives and against data corruption.

Archive server on location

In this setup, the backups are stored on a separate 1A-server. Here your data is protected against complete failure of the main server.

External archive server

The backups are stored on a separate 1A-server which resides at a different location, so the safety of the backup is also guaranteed when, for example, a fire occurs at the main location. This is the safest setup.

Rsnapshot in the 1A-manager

When rsnapshot is enabled, the source servers and backup tasks can be set. We have made a 1A-manual available with instructions on how to do this.

Restoring files and folders is easy: you can simply access the archive share, and copy what you want to restore. The archive shares are available in the 1A-manager under start → shares. Read access can be distributed to each archive share. There also is a 1A-manual available on this topic. Read / write access is not possible, since the archive shares cointain backups and not live data.

Instructional video