Difference between snapshot and backups. Which one is better?

Posted May 24, 2014 3.3k views
Hi in production environment I cannot afford to keep the vps off in power off state as the time taken for snapshot varies, but I want to keep the server backed up so that if something wrong happens I can restore my server back to normal with all the data preserved. Is this can be simply achieved via backup or snapshots are essential and only way?

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Backups are random and can't be relied upon. Usually they're every few days but I've gone twelve days in between backups before.

If you need a backup at a specific time, then snapshot it.