Backups Overview

Last Updated on 2020-11-17


Backups capture a copy from disk at a single point in time. Once you've enabled backups, they will be scheduled to occur weekly during a specific time window that is automatically assigned by the system. We store backups in the same data center as the corresponding cloud server.

Regional Availability

Backups are available for all cloud servers.

Role Permissions

Role Permissions
Owner Enable Backup Service, View Backups, Restore from Backup, Cancel Backup Service
Member View Backups, Restore from Backup
Billing Member View Backups, Restore from Backup
Billing Admin Not Available

Backup Schedule

Backups are taken once per week, and the first copy will be taken on the second day after the backup service is enabled. Each backup is retained for four weeks. Maximum 4 most recent backups are stored on separate and fault-tolerant external data drives within the same data center. Older backups are rotated out after each scheduled interval.


  • You can only restore backups of the entire server, not individual files.

  • LayerStack backups are optimized for systems with low write activity. For systems with active database writes and other high I/O workloads, Acronis Backup at the application-level may be more appropriate.

  • Backups are not encrypted at rest, but they are not externally accessible.

  • Backups are stored at LayerStack, they are not able to download or transfer to third-party drives. If there is such a demand, Acronis Backup service may be more appropriate.

  • Terminating a cloud server will completely delete all the backup copies, which we cannot revert even if you perform it by accident.

  • You will not have access to your data stored on Server Backup during a suspension or following termination.

  • You agree to keep a current and reliable copy of all your stored files. LayerStack has no obligation to help you recover files that you or your users may inadvertently delete or corrupt.

Quick Start Guide

How to Restore backups

  • You can restore the backup from the Cloud Servers Details screen. Restoring a backup to Cloud Servers will remove all existing data on that server, make sure that you have made a separate copy or data do not require any more.

How to Delete backups

  • Backups are taken once per week, and maximum 4 most recent backups stored. The older backups will be replaced automatically.

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