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What is your backup strategy?

Hi Community!

My name is Rob Robles, and I’m a Technical Account Manager for our Managed Infrastructure Public Cloud customers at Rackspace.  A very popular and important subject I speak with customers about is backups.  I have experienced many occasions when customers mention they have not considered or planned for a backup strategy.  I can’t stress enough how important a backup strategy is for everyone.  Backups are insurance for your application, website, and business.  Backups protect you from disaster.

 With the Managed Infrastructure service level, customers are responsible for setting up and configuring backups on their account.  Here are six recommended articles that discuss backups for Managed Infrastructure customers and overall best practices:

 1. Rackspace Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Server Image Backups

https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/rackspace-cloud-backup-vs-cloud-server-image-backups/

 2. Cloud Backup

https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/cloud-backup/

 3. Backup databases with Cloud Backup

https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/rackspace-cloud-backup-backing-up-databases/

 4. Create an image of a server and restore a server from a saved image

https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/create-an-image-of-a-server-and-restore-a-server-from-a-saved-image/

 5. 3-2-1 Backup Rule for the Cloud

https://community.rackspace.com/products/f/54/t/7461

 6. Rackspace Cloud Backup Strategies [Video]

https://community.rackspace.com/general/f/34/t/6367

 As always, if you have any questions you can ask them below, and we’ll be happy to answer them.