You can use 'ssh' and 'dd' to copy a Tilaa VPS disk. This is an effective way to backup your VPS disk to a personal computer or another server. Below you'll find instructions on how to get started.
As an example, the .img file may be converted to a different file format for use in VirtualBox or VMware.
Make sure SSH is installed on your local machine (This comes by default on most Linux/Unix-like systems)
1. Start your Tilaa VPS in rescue mode.
2. Once it's started enter the following command on the receiving host to start copying the disk over SSH: (Make sure to substitute
12.34.567.890with your own IP address. Please note that this can take a while so please be patient!
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "dd if=/dev/vda"| dd of=/home/archive/tilaavps.img 41943040+0 records in 41943040+0 records out 21474836480 bytes (21 GB) copied, 1483 s, 14.5 MB/s 41943040+0 records in 41943040+0 records out 21474836480 bytes transferred in 1489.242218 secs (14419976 bytes/sec)