Chapter 1. Overview

Rackspace Cloud Backup is a file-based backup application that enables you to choose which files and folders to back up from your cloud server. You can choose to restore your whole system with all of its folders and files, or to restore individual files or folders from a given date, or to restore to an entirely different server.

Interactions with Rackspace Cloud Backup occur programmatically via the Rackspace Cloud Backup API, as described in this guide.

Following are some of the tasks you can perform using Rackspace Cloud Backup:

  • Select the files and folders that you want to back up from your cloud server.

  • Run your backups manually or on a schedule that works for you.

  • See the activity from all your backups, for both current and previous backups.

  • Use AES-256 encryption with a private encryption key known only to you.

  • Restore individual files and folders from a particular date.

  • Save space with incremental backups that save only the changed portions of files.

  • Create unlimited backups.

Choose your backup endpoint based on the location of the server that you want to use for backup or for restore. For a list of endpoints, see Section 2.3, “Service access endpoints”.


Rackspace Cloud Backup does not take snapshots of your server. To read more about how Rackspace Cloud Backup differs from snapshots, see "Rackspace Cloud Backup vs. Cloud Server Image Backups" in the Rackspace Knowledge Center.

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