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What do you use to back up your sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nosence, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    I keep building up the amount of sites that I have, and I host on hostgator after reading about hostgator just cancelling accts I figure I need a solid plan on backing up my sites.

    Should I get an external HD?
     
  2. hamd01

    hamd01 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Exact same question here....I'm also with HG and have customer websites on there. It would be a MAJOR problem if they took my sites down.
     
  3. laetus

    laetus Registered Member

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    Amazon S3 is a reliable and affordable solution for not-very-huge backups. I can share my script on PHP which runs by cron once per 24 hours to collect and pack into an archive all needed files + dump of mysql databases and upload all to Amazon S3 storage. I met no one problem for ~1 year already with such backup scheme.
     
  4. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    That all sounds like a foreign language to me loll. I am still technically challenged I suppose where would this back up to and how would I use it?
     
  5. laetus

    laetus Registered Member

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    There you may read about Amazon S3:
    Code:
    http://aws.amazon.com/s3/
    Regarding my script - you just have to set up correct paths & config options and create a daily cron job. I'm not sure how deep is your knowledge of such things :)
     
  6. richlondon18

    richlondon18 Junior Member

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    Are you talking about wordpress blogs or static html sites?

    If you are talking about blogs I use backup buffy which does the job brilliantly and with very little effort. Wptwin can also do a similar job and in fact I am pretty sure JF got the idea for wptwin from using backup buddy himself
     
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    roberteb Regular Member

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    Laetus I'd be interested in that script :)

    I currently use Hostgator Cpanel to create a full backup, download to PC and then upload to Amazon S3.
    My WP Blogs are backed up daily using BackupBuddy and then automaticaly uploaded to Amazon S3.
    The backups on my PC are then stored on removable USB drives one of which is then moved off site (to my Mothers) on rotation.

    Because I'm paranoid I also have a disaster recovery plan which I test every month by restoring a random site or two to a local Webserver (Wamp).

    I know I'm a very sad person and should get a life but my Websites earn me money and I can't afford to lose them.
     
  8. The_1

    The_1 Newbie

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    Can you please share your script?

    Does Backup Buddy back up to Amazon S3 automatically? I mean is there such setting?
     
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    roberteb Regular Member

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    Yes if you set up a scheduled backup you can get BackupBuddy to push it to S3 or an FTP server.
     
  10. Florist88

    Florist88 Newbie

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    Use this plugin to backup your WP files and database to your dropbox account: WordPress Backup to Dropbox
     
  11. ronegraT

    ronegraT Power Member

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    I use a diffrent host, but i download plugins, uploaded files (pictures and such) theme and makes a copy of the database, the files do i store on my computer.

    I was lucky to do this acctually, after a few months my hosting got a crash and my sites dissapered, and i could quickly reinstall them whit the backup i had.

    Forgot to say that some hosts have easy and simple backups for databases, at least mine does have it.
     
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    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm wondering the same, I have about 60 websites up.
    I have the files for the static sites, but what about wordpress?
    Can I go to cpanel and do a full backup, is that enough?
     
  13. joaquin112

    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    YOu can definitely do the backup from Cpanel. Although if you guys are serious about IM, you should learn Linux and have a dedicated server so you can do backups and have them downloaded every X amount of time ;)
     
  14. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    Been wondering too.. I mean, I have my db backed up.. I should be downloading ALL of that, my home directory every week or so? I type my articles right into wordpress, thinking I should keep a local copy of them as well.

    Say your site does go down, do you install wp again, set it up and just upload your database again and its all good?

    Was wondering if there was a tool to grab the articles off of my wordpress sites and save them into text files, prob not.