Jennifer Marsh Jennifer Marsh
Nothing is more important and yet forgotten than backing up files to protect from data loss. Companies put off backups, and the importance isn’t realized until one day the data corrupts and the company loses transactions.
Rackspace offers a new backup system that allows users to back up individual files without the long, drawn-out process of complete system backups. The service, introduced in June, offers encryption, unlimited backups, and incremental backups for $0.15 to $0.10 per GB per month. Users can choose to save the backups for 30 days, 60 days or indefinitely.
The service was originally open to certain customers, but Rackspace has opened the service to all Cloud Server customers, and it is free for Managed Cloud users.
Backing Up with the Rackspace API
The most interesting advantage for this backup system is the API. Typically, companies need to perform backups on off-hours, so the backups do not cause too much downtime or performance …