Add option to Archive Servers
Sometimes we use Cloudways for a project that goes on hold for months or longer.
Rather than just leave the server running (high cost) or downloading the individual backup dumps of each app on the server before deleting it (high effort)
It would be super useful to keep the full backup of the server/apps on the remote backup and delete the cloud server "Archive the server"
Then when we need to server again it can be fully restored (with all the individual settings!) to a new cloudways hosted server.
In this case the best option would be to use AWS/GCE servers for your projects, with DigitalOcean, Linode & Vultr we charge you the same amount if the server is started or stopped (DigitalOcean, Linode & Vultr policy). With Amazon or GCE, if you stop the server, we just charge you for the disk usage and minimal charges for the server will be applicable.
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Nick Pronin commented
Saving on the server component and on the backup is a bad decision. In this case, the likelihood of data loss increases. You can restore them using RAID Recovery https://www.diskinternals.com/raid-recovery/ but this will take some time and does not guarantee 100% success. Therefore, it is not worth saving on such important things.
Mike Krupov commented
I believe that you should not save on the server and even more so on the backup! In the future, this may lead to unexpected critical consequences. I also recommend connecting server monitoring https://www.host-tracker.com/Blog/server_m/ in order to quickly respond to possible problems.