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On Amazon (AWS) and Combell OpenStack we use snapshots to create backups. When things go slightly wrong (ie. a product is accidentally deleted), you can go back in time to restore the appropriate database table, files or directories from the backup. Snapshots are easy to use, take up less time and there’s no need to upgrade your Hypernode if you don’t have enough disk space.

To attach the latest available snapshot to your Hypernode, follow the steps below.

Attaching a snapshot to your Hypernode

On Amazon (AWS) and Combell OpenStack we use snapshots to create backups. A snapshot is a saved state of the /data device at a given moment in time. We can use this to create a static copy of that given state in time and transform this to a virtual device which we can attach to your Hypernode. Once attached, this device is mounted under /data/backup and you can easily restore your files by copying them from this file system. To restore database and file backups, see this article.

By using the following command you attach the latest available snapshot to your node:

hypernode-systemctl attach_backup

The backup snapshot is automagically detached/unmounted overnight, before the backups are made. There is a second MySQL instance running so you’ll loose some resources while it is attached. Please contact Support if you want the snapshot detached earlier, to save on resources.

Requesting older backups

If you need a less recent backup (older than one day), you need to contact Support. Please note we charge a fee for this:

SLA Basic SLA Standard
Most recent Hypernode Backup (AWS/Openstack) Free Free
Most recent Hypernode Backup (DigitalOcean) Free Free
Older Hypernode Backups € 100,- (ex VAT) Free
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