Cloud Backup

A powerful cloud solution to support your backup strategy

Secure your data – quickly, cost-effectively and in certified data centres.

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Backup for all application scenarios

IONOS Cloud Compute Engine has a fully integrated backup function offering secure data storage in German data centers for all backup application scenarios. IONOS Cloud allows you to back up and restore your data directly and without any hassle.

Features include:

  • Full and/or incremental backup
  • Rapid disaster recovery and complete data restore
  • Easy data migration
  • Encrypted data storage in ISO-certified data centres

IONOS Cloud allows you to quickly and efficiently back up data and images from your applications, as well as data from applications that run on-premise or in private clouds in commonly used virtualised environments such as VMware or Hyper-V.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Protect your company's IT systems with comprehensive and reliable image-based backups
  • Restore entire systems, files, database elements and applications
  • Versatile and compatible with most common operating system environments
  • No licence fees
  • Utility billing
  • Straightforward design and implementation of a backup strategy

Learn more about the benefits and features of our backup solution in our webinar.

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Versatile and compatible

The integrated IONOS Cloud backup system is exceptionally versatile, supporting most common platforms:

The following commonly used Server and Desktop operating systems are supported

  • Windows Server 2016 – all installation options, except for Nano Server
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 – all Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Foundation, and Web editions
  • Windows Server 2008 – Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter und Web editions
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Storage Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016
  • Windows 10 – Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, and IoT Enterprise Editions
  • Windows 8/8.1 – all editions (x86, x64), except for the Windows RT Editions
  • Agent for Office 365
  • Agent for SQL, Agent for Exchange, and Agent for Active Directory Each of these agents can be installed on a machine running any operating system listed above and a supported version of the respective application.
  • CentOS from 5.x
  • Debian from 4
  • Fedora from 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, 11 and 12
  • Oracle Linux from 5.x
  • CloudLinux from 5.x
  • Linux with kernel from 2.6.9 to 4.15 and glibc 2.3.4 or later
  • Linux from 4.x
  • Various x86 and x86_64 Linux distributions, including: Red Hat Enterprise


  • OS X Mavericks 10.9
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • VMware ESXi from 4.1


  • Hyper-VWindows Server 2008 (x64 only) with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008/2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 with Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (x64 only) with Hyper-V
  • Windows 10 – Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V – all installation options, except for Nano Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Virtuozzo 6.0.10
  • Workstations
  • Physical servers
  • Virtual servers

How to back up your cloud applications in the IONOS Cloud

It couldn’t be easier to back up cloud applications and workloads in the IONOS Cloud:

  1. Create backup units in our Data Center Designer (DCD) and assign any virtual servers to be backed up.

  2. After the first, full backup, only incremental backups are taken.

Even for existing workloads on virtual machines in private or public clouds, a backup agent can be installed retroactively and the backup resumed at a later date. A backup or migration to the IaaS cloud can also be performed from on-premise VMware installations. In principle, any system can be migrated to the cloud using the backup solution.

With the new REST API Version 5, you can control the creation of backup units and deployment of new systems to be included in the backup. You can also use all native APIs from Acronis in addition to the DCD and cloud API.

Acronis as a strong backup solution partner

IONOS Cloud offers this backup solution in partnership with backup pioneer and market leader, Acronis. A theoretically unlimited volume of data can be stored in fully-certified ISO 27001 data centers. Data cables with capacities of up to 10 GBit/s ensure seamless data throughput, even for full backups.

See for yourself!

Want to get the most out of your backup solution? Watch our free, 30-minute webinar to learn:

  • How to create and manage backup units in the Data Center Designer
  • Which features and functions the Backup Management Console offers
  • How to manage your backup and recovery plans
  • How to install backup agents

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