What kind of storage does InfiniCLOUD use?

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What kind of storage does InfiniCLOUD use?

InfiniCLOUD is built on Solaris ZFS storage arrays in a RAIDZ-3 (triple parity) configuration. This robust setup emphasizes user safety while still delivering quick results and can withstand up to three simultaneous disk failures without experiencing data loss.

In addition to protecting against physical drive corruption, data inconsistencies at the reading time are automatically repaired, avoiding silent data corruption (bit rot).

About ZFS snapshots

InfiniCLOUD offers a secure snapshot feature built in to each account to ensure that data may be restored in the event that it is accidentally deleted or overwritten.

Snapshots will be preserved in the filesystem at the time the account is created.

In addition to snapshots taken every three hours (8 in total), a daily snapshot of the user's data will also be captured. To enable the restoration of earlier file versions, the snapshot history will be stored for up to 14 days.

Following the 14 day period, the oldest captured snapshot will automatically be replaced with the most recent one.

Snapshots are created instantly and take up no space when created, but they begin to consume space as the filesystem contents change and data that no longer exist in the current state are preserved in the snapshots. Capacity used by snapshots is included in your total used InfiniCLOUD capacity. If your available capacity runs low, the system will automatically delete your snapshots, but this does not affect the current state of your account data.

How snapshots work:

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With this method, data is protected from operator error. Snapshots do not constitute an offsite backup, so they cannot protect against a catastrophic scenario resulting in the total failure of the storage infrastructure.

It is recommended to keep a backup of your InfiniCLOUD data in another location to ensure its safety.


Updated November 20, 2020

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