All options for the backup of data states that are available directly in heiCLOUD store the data onsite. For an offsite backup tools at the operating system level have to be used or instance snapshots have to be copied to an external system.

Snapshots of instances (onsite)

The "Snapshot" option can be used to create bootable point-in-time images of instances that include the data contained on the ephemeral root disk. Snapshots allow the creation of (additional) instances just like any other image source.

Snapshots of volumes (onsite)

It is also possible to create point-in-time images of block storage volumes. Further volumes can be created with the help of the snapshot.

Usage of external backup tools (offsite)

Backup tools at the operating system level can also be used. The University Data Center offers its own server backup service, but other systems can also be utilized.