Backup space overview
If you have a Virtual Machine, or Dedicated Host with Bytemark, you will be able to access some backup space; the amount of space you have varies depending on the plan you have selected (see our prices page for details). This backup space can be used from the inside of our network to back up your Virtual Machine or Dedicated Host.
This backup space is guaranteed to be physically separate from your machine. You can access your backup space using rsync protocol, Samba protocol or over NFS (not recommended). If you’re not sure how to use your backup space effectively we’ve also written a simple example of backing up your machine via rsync. If your server runs a Windows OS rather than a version of Linux, access is achieved by mapping a network drive to it.
For both virtual machine or dedicated host customer, the url of the backup space will usually coincide with the ID of your server, i.e. joebloggs.vm.bytemark.co.uk or joebloggs.dh.bytemark.co.uk joebloggs being account ID.
In either case, the url of the backup server for your machine will probably be joebloggs.backup.bytemark.co.uk; if that had to be changed to avoid a duplication of names, you would have been informed of that when you were given access details.
Security is ensured by only permitting access from the ip addresses associated with your server. If you have more than one server, their backup spaces can be merged and access to the single space allowed from both machines.