Backups are an important part of a business plan to maintain a high level of functionality in the face of unforeseeable events. Whether these be from natural disasters affecting a region or human error causing systems to go down. Having a well maintained backup of your system is vital to helping your business get back to a high operational standard quickly.

The following section covers a basic overview, showing you how to create a server backup utilizing Duplicity, our object storage service and a more advanced tutorial on how to automate the backup process.

Before you continue with the examples below, there are a few assumptions that need to be considered:

  1. You are familiar with the Linux command line and Openstack CLI tools.

  2. You have installed the OpenStack command line tools and sourced an openrc file, as explained in Installation on Linux and Mac.

The following are the different sections that go into greater detail on specific issues.