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How do YOU manage backups?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TCarter, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. TCarter

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    Ive heard of people buying cheap hosting sites,

    and running a script that ftp's the backup.

    Any of you doing that? Or do you keep it on your one server?
     
  2. SXR1337

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    Good topic. If you buy a hosting site with for example 600 GB space ( some offer that ) and you pump that full , they will complain at some point ( even though they offered you 600 GB's)

    Keeping it on your own server is pretty unsecure and no point in doing that , I think.
    I backup all the content to another dedicated server, got it with a very good deal. Huge hdd, old cpu and very little ram. But i use it as a server to store stuff anyways ;)
     
  3. benfish

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    I backup each server to separate accounts on hostgator via the built in backup script in WHM, works well for me :)
     
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    Most will backup to a secondary hard drive on the same server and then remotely to another server / backup service. There are many storage services that out weigh the reliability of using a public hosting account that can bust at any time.

    Its not impossible but highly unlikely for both drives to fail in the same server at the same time.
     
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    I'm backing up to another server (w2k3) in the network (rsync to a CIFS mount).
    In feature i am going to use a NAS with HDD cabinets.
     
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    Local incremental daily backups + rsync to a remote server with a 7 days retention.
    We also compress the daily backups so each reseller have access to all their backups through FTP. I'm not sure they ever download them, though :rolleyes:
     
  7. Matt Smith

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    Depends on the size of your websites. I backup some to my local server via FTP. For the larger sites I backup to a friends server and I return the favor. Having two servers on different networks, in different locations is a big plus for backups and status monitoring.
     
  8. SXR1337

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    Yep , I agree. And the backup job could kill the server, as we have 1000 sites running on 1 box. Need to move off ;)
     
  9. XzaB

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    I'm Offering webhosting since 2003, and i always do backup in External HDD in same Machine, and I never face any security problems,

    but doing a Backup in External Server is a bad idea for me ! cause i got like 400 GB used in Primary HDD, so doing External Daily backup is waste of Bandwidth between 2 Servers especially My DataCenter is counting traffic in Internal Network operation !
     
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