Server Backup

Simple mysql backup via rsync

Here is a simpler alternative to my incremental backup described here.  

This method is simpler to implement, and has the advantage that the backup can be used (restored) as-is.  Also, the mysql administrative database is backed up.

The idea is to directly backup the databases using rysnc.  rsync is remarkably efficient and will only transmit the deltas (changed portions of files).  Furthermore, the backup data that is transmitted will be compressed.   Read more »

Automatic, Incremental Backups of MYSQL Databases

Mysql is the world's most popular database for Internet use, powering applications on thousands of websites.  It's used in most blogs (such as Wordpress), most CMS's (such as Joomla and Drupal), and most forums (such as phpBB).  It's very likely that you use one or more Mysql databases.

Mysql databases need to be backed-up, and backup should usually be done more than once per day.   Rimuhosting (my VPS provider, which I highly recommend) backs up VPS servers once per week. Read more »

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