VPS Backupsy



I initially heard of Backupsy from WebHostingTalk, and was on the lookout for a backup solution, so thought I would give them a try.

When I initially signed up, I was using their Netherlands location.

A few weeks later, they announced their UK location, so I moved my setup into that site.


Pricing: 10/10
  • Very competitive pricing, and usually a very good offer running for a nice discount.
Ease of Use: 10/10
  • Easy to use Control Panel
  • Easily re-install the OS if you break something, or fancy a change.
Features: 9/10
  • Pretty much does what it says on the tin. It's a backup VPS.
  • Fast network speed.
  • Reliable
Overall: 9.5/10
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Some technical background regarding their setup. They are specifically aimed as a Backup solution, so come with 512MB RAM and 1vCPU


They support a wide range of OS setups. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with SSH / RSYNC / RSNAPSHOT running.......and that's it

# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 13.10
Release:        13.10
Codename:       saucy
Control Panel
A quick overview of the control panel they are using:

You have the basic controls over the VPS, along with an overview of the resources used over the last hour
Setup of the initial OS is done via the Reinstall tab

You can choose one of the many available images to load onto your VPS.


Re-installing if you have an OS already on there is done via the same method.
# df -h
Filesystem           Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg-root  491G  107G  360G  23% /
none                 4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev                 239M  4.0K  239M   1% /dev
tmpfs                 50M  544K   49M   2% /run
none                 5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none                 248M     0  248M   0% /run/shm
none                 100M     0  100M   0% /run/user
/dev/vda1            223M   57M  154M  28% /boot
/dev/mapper/vg-tmp   945M  1.2M  879M   1% /tmp

# uptime
10:44:39 up 106 days, 19:33,  1 user,  load average: 0.29, 0.18, 0.11
im still using it, many years now,
matts been taking care of it all these years, what a great guy

i learned rsync last week, and i was amazed,
i used to delete and then re-copy all my files, but with rysnc, its sync,

someday i'll be as good as matt in server stuff, but i dont have much time to learn