rsync.net Account Snapshots

Time Machine style backups in the cloud

 

The rsync.net platform is based on the state of the art ZFS filesystem.

Using ZFS, rsync.net creates and maintains "snapshots" of your entire cloud storage account.

You can browse, and restore from, these snapshots as if you had gone back in time to that date.

You are not charged for these snapshots and they do not count against your quota.

 

Safety and Security

 

All accounts have seven daily snapshots. Accounts larger than 10TB have seven daily and four weekly snapshots.

Further, ANY account can define a custom schedule of days, weeks, months, quarters - and even years. Only the extra snapshots are counted against your quota.

These additional snapshots take up a very small percentage of your actual data - only the changed bits take up actual space. It looks like you have many, full copies of the same data but you only pay for the difference in bits, which might be quite small.

Finally, the snapshots are read-only and cannot be altered in any way.

 

Automatic Retention

 

You do not need to set up or maintain these snapshots - they are automatically created and rotated.

This means that you can do a "dumb" mirror, or 1:1 backup to rsync.net and not worry about retention or "daily vs. full" backups.

It also means that if you are using rsnapshot or "rsync snapshots" (with hard links) you can remove those components and just do a simple rsync to us.

 

Support

 

If you have any questions or problems regarding this process, please email support@rsync.net - we will help you immediately.

 

Reference Information

 

- rsync.net SSH / SSL Server Fingerprints

- Generating and using ssh keys for automated backups

- Remote commands you may run over SSH

- rsync.net Physical delivery guidelines

- rsync.net Warrant Canary

- rsync.net PGP/GPG Public Key

 

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