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For a BitrixVA based project, just like for any other web project, data safety is always one of the most cherished and cared for aspects.
Since version 4.0, Bitrix Virtual Appliance includes an option to create automatic backups of the website (the contents of /bitrix/home/www/) and the database. The backup files are saved as .tar.gz archives in /home/bitrix/backup/archive/ according to the schedule.
This method has both advantages and disadvantages compared to backup mechanism integrated into Bitrix products: