Backups & Snapshots on a Server while its running is possible??

  • Posted September 6, 2012

While the server is running, can we initiate a backup/snapshot without any impact to the server and with ZERO downtime?


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Does this answer still applies in 2016? The snapshot button on my 512MB server reads “Take online snapshot”, although it is “recommended” to power off before taking a snapshot.

Can a 512Mb server created in 2015 do an ONLINE snapshot as of today?

This is really great! For a 16GB Server SnapShot, how long would it take approximately? Is the time taken would wary if the Drive is SSD vs HDD? <br>

Backups will run automatically without interrupting the virtual machine for all cases. <br> <br>Snapshots will take a server offline to do a point in time copy for plans with 256MB or 512MB memory. <br> <br>For plans that are 1GB of higher, snapshots are also done without any impact to the server.