Learn how to use backups to duplicate and restore your instances.
The OVHcloud Control Panel enables you to create backups of your instances. You can make use of these instance backups in two ways:
- Creating a new instance with the backup as a template to duplicate the original instance, for example, if you are configuring a load-balancing infrastructure.
- Restoring instances from a backup, for example, if recent changes broke critical configurations on the instance.
Creating an instance from a backup
From the OVHcloud Control Panel:
Public Cloudin the top navigation bar.
- Select your Public Cloud project.
- In the left-hand navigation menu, under Storage select
- In the row of the backup, click the more options
...button and select
Create an instance.
You will see a shortened version of the instance creation page where you can decide on some options.
Some elements are pre-defined:
- Region: Your instance will be created in the same data center as your backup.
- Image: The image will correspond to your backup.
- Model: Only the models that are compatible with your image are available, depending on your quota.
Choose the new instance’s name, SSH key, vRack, and billing period, then click the
Create the instance button.
For further information on creating an instance, please refer to this guide.
Restoring an instance from a backup
Instances in the left-hand sidebar. Click on the
... button in the row of the relevant instance, then select
This opens the page for editing an instance where you can change:
- the instance’s name
- the instance’s image
- the instance’s model
- the instance’s billing mode (from hourly to monthly only)
Make your changes if necessary and switch to the
Backups tab of the Image section.
Select from the list of available backups. Click on
Modify image if you are certain that you want to overwrite the current image with the backup.
The instance will have the Re-installation status until the process is completed. It might be necessary to refresh the page in the browser to see the current status.