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Backing up a VPS

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by viralpoet, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. viralpoet

    viralpoet Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Local Time:
    10:11 PM
    I have a 600Gb SSD VPS with 100GB of external storage for backup purposes
    I need a step by step guide of what and how to backup my websites.
    I'm assuming I'd need the database and the public files included, but would I need to cover anything else?
    Given the space I have what would you include, how long and how would you overwrite at xx days?
    I'm assuming all this can be scripted with a cron, but what would that entail?
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    7:11 PM
    Nginx 1.13.x
    MariaDB 5.5
    The Centmin Mod to Centmin Mod data migration/server move how to guide gives a good run down of what you want to backup as well as what you may want to back up Centmin Mod Site Data Migration Guide

    Yes you'd need to script it yourself and run via cronjobs. The linked data migration guide's manual commands are also examples of what you could script too.

    For backup scripts in general, there's a few threads on the forums and linked resources which maybe worth reading:
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
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