Docker Container Backup and Recovery

Docker containers, like virtual machines, help organizations achieve development and IT operational efficiencies. However, Docker containers are like any other data source that needs to be protected. As your organization comes to rely on Docker containerization technology for critical IT functions, you need to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to minimize disruptions to your business operations.

The Achilles’ Heel in Your Docker Containerization Strategy

Many organizations are adopting Docker containers as a way to help lower their IT costs. However, there is an Achilles’ heel with this strategy: Like any data source, Dockerized apps or data can be lost, corrupted, or modified incorrectly. When that happens, you need to be able to quickly ‘roll back’ to an earlier state before the problem occurred. Your ability to do that depends on the data protection plan you have in place for Docker containers. If you don’t have an adequate plan in place, any Docker data loss can potentially have a severe impact on your business.

How Asigra Can Help

Asigra Cloud Backup™provides advanced data loss prevention and protection capabilities that help keep Docker container environments – both apps and data - safe and secure, including:

  • Automation: Schedule automated, point-in-time backup of Docker containers and data – including externally mounted data storage. Set it and forget it.
  • Platform and location independence: protect your Docker environments wherever they may reside in your organization – on Developers laptops, in your data center, or even in PaaS clouds like Amazon Web Services
  • Transparency: View and control the protection status of your Docker environments organization-wide from a single GUI dashboard
  • Storage Choices: Store backed up Docker container data in secure, encrypted form to your choice of private, hybrid, or public cloud

With Asigra Cloud Backup protecting your Docker environments, recovering from data loss or an outage can be accomplished in a few clicks by simply ‘rolling (recovering) back’ to a prior known good version in your backup respository.

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How it works

Asigra Cloud Backup is a comprehensive, data protection software platform for all sources and types of corporate data, that can be deployed in your choice of public, private, or hybrid cloud models. Once protected by Asigra, your Docker environments will be transparently backed up according to the rules and schedules you have defined and stored in compressed, deduped, and NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant encrypted form to a local or remote data center of your choice as depicted in the diagram below.

Additional benefits of protecting your Docker containers with Asigra Cloud Backup include:

  • On backup, only data that has changed since the last backup was taken is transmitted, minimizing resource utilization on both the device and network as well as the backup storage usage
  • Recovery and Restore Assurance (R2A) assures data recovery every time with capabilities such as autonomic healing and validation restore
  • The Asigra DS-Client that orchestrates protection of your Docker environments is available as a Dockerized app that can be downloaded from the Docker Hub

Explore Asigra Cloud Backup

Asigra’s enterprise-class backup and recovery software provides a complete range of features that ensure the maximum in reliability, security, manageability and affordability.

Purpose-built for public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, Asigra Cloud Backup is equipped with:

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The following resources provide further details about this topic:

Executive Brief

Asigra Cloud Backup Protects Your Critical Applications and Data Including Docker Containers

Product Brochure

Comprehensive Agentless Cloud Backup and Recovery Software for the Enterprise


DS-Client from the Docker Hub Asigra repository

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