When the Fabasoft Private Cloud is in operation, metadata and contents are saved. Both metadata and contents are saved synchronously on both nodes. Metadata is stored in a relational database system (synchronously mirrored on both nodes), contents/documents are stored in a file system in parallel on one file service on each node. Prerequisite for allowing synchronization is the availability of the cluster LAN.
If the synchronization is interrupted missing data will be automatically synchronized after the synchronization is re-established. Resync of metadata will start timely. Resync of contents will start once a day at 02:00 a.m., or when a manual or scheduled backup runs. The duration of a resync operation depends on the amount of not synchronized data.
A full metadata backup is carried out at least once a day with database backups on dedicated file services. Independently from the backup schedule, these backups will be kept internally in the Fabasoft Private Cloud for at least 3 days and maximum 180 days (cleanup is done automatically depending on the used backup disk space).
When a backup on an external share is configured, the following data is backed up according to the configured backup schedule:
The customer is responsible for securing access to the backup share.
The backup settings can be changed in the following way:
The state of the previously executed backups is displayed in the Fabasoft Private Cloud Management in the “Backup” widget.
Click on a specific backup to get a detailed log.
You can run a backup independently from the backup schedule in the following way:
Due to the redundancy of the Fabasoft Private Cloud a restore from an older backup should not be necessary in the event of a single error. If you really need to restore your Fabasoft Private Cloud to an older state, it is recommended to contact Fabasoft Support before doing the restore to clarify if there is really no better solution for your scenario.
You can start a restore in the following way:
Data is saved on self-encrypting disks (SED, FIPS 140-2 Level 2). This protects the data in case of the loss of hardware.
Further information about security key and RAID management can be found on.