Automatic remote backups

We run an automatic remote backup service on all VPS, shared hosting, and Reseller accounts under 10GB in size.

These backups run every 24-36 hours for emergency purposes, and a data restoration can be requested in AMP.

Should I rely on automatic backups?

Backups overwrite previous backup data, so we strongly recommend maintaining backups of your own as well.

Remote backups are for disaster recovery, and shouldn't be viewed as an option for guaranteed data recovery.

Creating and restoring your own backups

There are multiple options available to allow you to backup files on your account or server.

You also have various options available to restore files as well.

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2014-06-24 7:56 am

How to add a cron job for automatic backup? Also manual backup displays less space on server, so could we shift it to dropbox automatically?

 

 

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2014-06-24 8:47 am
Running a cron job to back up your site would all depend on how your site is built and any scripts that you have in place to generate the backup. As far as backing up to Dropbox, there are many plugins and scripts available that can do so but it all depends on how your site is built as to if they will be available to you. For example, WordPress sites could use the WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin to perform backups to Dropbox.

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