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What if worrying about disaster recovery became a thing of the past?

Use a cloud-based backup solution to keep your business running smoothly.

Server backups: maximum data security

Multiple possibilities

Full image backups ensure you have everything backed up in one place. Incremental backups let you safeguard all the important changes since your last full backup.

Versioning gives you full revision control so you know you can have everything back up and running in a flash if something happens.

Supported devices and applications

Everything important for your business can be protected with Cloud Backup. Of course, smartphones, tablets and laptops are a must to protect your day-to-day operations.

We also know how important your infrastructure is, so virtual machines (VMs), servers, ESXi, Hyper-V and Virtuozzo hosts are all supported. As are SQL Server, Exchange Server and Active Directory. Cloud Backup works for both physical and virtual servers.

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Set it up, then relax

Unattended agent installation

Cloud Backup needs to establish a connection with the server you want to protect. This happens using a piece of software, or agent, that you install on your server. The agent confirms the data source for the backup console, ensuring your data gets backed up properly.

Download the backup agent from the cloud panel, copy it to your server, then execute it. It's as simple as that. Alternatively, if you provision a server after purchasing Cloud Backup, you can have the agent installed on the server during setup.

Granular scheduling

You have full control over how many and what sort of backups are created, when and how often they are made, how long they are stored, and how compressed they are. That way, the only surprise is how easy it is without maintaining physical backups all the time.
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Protection from malware and downtime

Keep cybercriminals out

Cloud Backup includes ransomware protection. It identifies potential threats and prevents attacks.

You can also use Cloud Backup to carry out regular virus scans on your systems, which immediately quarantine any suspicious files. Changes to files can be reversed using the service cache.

Recover lost data
If your system is attacked despite all these security measures, you can restore your files from backup copies. It’s possible to restore them on new hardware if needed. This helps you minimise downtime and maintain productivity.
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The technical stuff

So you're interested, but you want to see some of the finer details before you make your decision? You've come to the right place.
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Protect your backups so only you have the key with at-source AES 256 encryption and personal passwords. SSL ciphers are also used to secure the data transfer.
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A further level of protection is the activity log, so you know no matter how many users have admin access, you will always be able to see who was doing what.
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Data compression

Make the most of your backup storage by compressing data at the backup source. You can choose to compress your data a little, a lot, or not at all depending on your needs.

Back up your business

Get 5000 GB in free data security or up to £325 in All Cloud Backup packages include a starting credit of up to £325, which will be added to the first month's bill. Any unused credit expires after 30 days and is only valid for use with Cloud Backup. It cannot be used with other IONOS products (e.g., Domains).

Cloud Backup

Better value

Only £5/monthexcl. VAT
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50 GB
£5/monthexcl. VAT
100 GB
£9/monthexcl. VAT
250 GB
£22/monthexcl. VAT
500 GB
£42/monthexcl. VAT
750 GB
£60/monthexcl. VAT
1000 GB
£75/monthexcl. VAT
2000 GB
£140/monthexcl. VAT
5000 GB
£325/monthexcl. VAT

Pay less for your chosen amount, then Flex pricing applies.

Cloud Backup Flex

Pay as you go

£0.12  /GB/monthexcl. VAT

Be more flexible and simply pay per GB.

All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
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Award-winning support

We're always working to improve our customer support, and we're proud to have won several awards. These include Best Customer Engagement Initiative and Best Use of Customer Insight.

Why go with IONOS?

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Integrated solutions

Cloud Backup is fully integrated into our portfolio, meaning you can provision servers with the backup client already installed and operate everything from directly within the cloud panel.
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World-class protection

Information security is of the utmost importance. All of our European data centres are ISO 27001 certified, so you know your data is safe.
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Personal consultant

A server expert is just a phone call away. Your personal consultant is your single point of contact for any questions or problems you might have. This service is completely free.
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Back up your personal devices

Protect your most important data with automatic backups. All your files are stored in our highly secure data centres, giving you one less thing to worry about.
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Cloud Backup

Frequently asked questions about the topic

With our Cloud Backup solution, you can create both full and incremental backups as well as full image backups, file copies, and disk copies.

With an incremental backup, your data is compared to establish what has changed since the last backup. Only this data is then saved and overwrites the older versions of the corresponding data. The data that wasn't changed will still be saved, of course.

A full backup, on the other hand, does not check whether data has changed since the last backup. Simply all the data is completely backed up.

The advantage of an incremental backup is that only that data that's been changed needs to be backed up. Unchanged data is skipped since there is already a backup for it. This means that the entire database does not have to be backed up every time small changes are made.

With cloud storage, only data of various types is stored. In principle, this is the same as saving important Word documents, media files, etc. on an external hard disk. Unlike an external hard drive, which you have to carry with you to access the data stored on it, the cloud can be accessed wherever you are via the Internet.

In addition, using the cloud for backups means that it's not only files that can be backed up, but also complete system statuses in different versions. This means it's possible to reset a server to a previously secured system status at any time after there's been a security issue or an IT system malfunction. This allows you to quickly restore a secure and stable operating state.

Yes. With the console you can set up the backup function in a few simple steps. Here you get an overview of your backup plans and can choose whether you want to back up your entire computer, individual drives, folders, files, or system statuses. You can also schedule your backups and set up convenient monthly, weekly, daily, or even hourly backups. You can also select to have them encrypted. All activities are stored in a log and can therefore be tracked at any time.

The best kind of backup for your purposes depends on your needs, such as how you work and which processes you want or need to map. When you rent the Cloud Backup, you aren't limited to just one backup type, but are free to change and combine options.

For many users, performing a full back up once a week is more than enough. Others prefer to carry out incremental backups on a weekly basis. A software development company or users with high data volumes often need to create daily backups and have every backup from the past few weeks and months available in full so that old systems or development statuses can be quickly restored at any time.

No. The time it takes for the information to reach its destination depends on which data centre location (EU or US) you choose and from which location you transfer the data to the backup server for the backup. Nevertheless, there's no need to worry about any noticeable latencies (delays in the signal run times) to your IT infrastructure during data transmission, intermediate storage, or data packet testing. It will, of course, take a little longer if you're located in the EU and create a 100-gigabyte backup in a US data centre instead of a European data centre. Still, your IT infrastructure will continue to work latency-free.

Local backups such as those on external hard drives or desktop PCs are at higher risk of being lost, damaged, or even destroyed by accidents or environmental factors. By taking advantage of cloud backup based on georedundant structures and state-of-the-art technology, you can virtually eliminate risks like these and ensure that your data is sustainably protected.

Another advantage: Cloud backup is not only a modern instance for data backup and recovery. Unlike local, physical storage media, your data is always available in the cloud. As long as there is an Internet connection, you can conveniently access your data no matter where you are. Location-independent and unlimited.

With Cloud Backup, you can choose between our ISO-certified data centres in Europe and the United States.