This article describes how to manage local backups on Dedicated servers.
As of March 2023, managed Warp and unmanaged Hyper Dedicated servers include a 1 TB drive for local backups:
Local backup drives provide an additional layer of data protection. Unlike backups to the cloud or other external storage, local backups are stored in the same physical enclosure as the server. This means that data restorations are usually faster. However, local backups should not be used as a replacement for secure, off-site data backups. A complete backup plan includes both local and remote (off-site) backups.
For managed Warp Dedicated servers, the method to access and restore local backups depends on whether or not you have root access.
If you do not have root access to your server, please open a Support ticket on the A2 Hosting Customer Portal at https://my.a2hosting.com, and we will restore the files for you.
If you have root access to your server, you can access and restore your local backups using WebHost Manager (WHM). To do this, follow these steps:
Select how you want to restore files:
Select any additional items you want to restore. You can restore:
Click Restore. The selected restoration appears in the Restoration Queue section.
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