Importance of Windows VPS Backup Solutions
One thing that many webmasters who buy VPS hosting does not give much consideration for is backup application or backup tools used by their Windows VPS hosting provider. However, although you make regular backups of your server and the websites, it is important that you choose a Windows VPS hosting provider that uses a good backup solution because it not only offers added security to your data, but also can be seen as an assurance of the reliability and the quality of the hosting service provider.
So next time when you buy VPS hosting for your website, keep in mind to ask your hosting service provider about the backup tool that they utilize to ensure the safety of your data. Down below are two of the most popular backup solutions among the server virtualization community, and their features. However, remember to do your homework about the backup solution before you buy VPS hosting.
Trilead VM Explorer
Although it originally came out as a vSphere backup tool for VMware, VM Explorer by Trilead is now supporting the backup of Windows VPS Hyper-V servers. And the standout feature of the product can be seen as the economical price tag of the tool. The tool offers options for backing up and restoring both Hyper-V and vSphere (includes free ESXi) servers, replication, vCenter support, application-consistent backup/restore functionality with VSS, email notification, file-level restore and also logging of the tasks and the event log for Windows. The tool is proffered by many VPS hosting providers as it comes at $760 per host price, which includes free support and updates for one year.
Backup and Replication Tool by Veeam Software
The Backup and Replication tool by Veeam Software, which is one of the leading backup solution vendors for vSphere for quite some time, has decided to offer a Hyper-V backup solution for Windows VPS servers with the latest, version 6, release of the tool. One of the reasons that Veeam is favored among the virtualization community is its experience in the virtualization backups, efficiency, speed and value. They offer the InstantVM restore, which allows the restoration of an entire VM within 2 minutes, and claims that their agentless backup feature is now twenty times faster than it was before. Veeam also offers "forever incremental" backups, compression, deduplication, and a number of unique techniques to minimize the network traffic and not to affect production. While they offer a free version of Veeam Backup, the price Enterprise Edition is $1,099, and the price for Standard Edition begins at $699 per socket.BACK TO ARTICLES