Yeah, I do one copy once a week to online backup (separate from the host the sites on) and once to local storage....figure if the site, online, and local all fail I'm just not meant to have the site any more
SSD's are definitely something to consider,there are some nice ones from Kingston 40GB for $100 i believe,maybe worth buying
Here's a wordpress plugin -- WordPress Database Backup – Austin Matzko's Blog -- that will automatically create a backup of your wordpress database and email the backup to you.
It's a shame that I wrote this topic, my website got offline and I didn't make any backup :/ Stupid me
Well I'll learn from it
The site is still on LaceHost btw and they are looking for a decent backup.
On a note: sites hosted on InfinitumHost get backed up daily, just in case you wonder
You should really stick to a decent backup plan instead of relying on your host.
That's easier said than done, but you really should take this seriously if you wanna succeed in this Internet jungle... I mean Internet business.
Currently I keep a fully managed dedicated server with a well-known provider (Wiredtree), and this is how I run things:
- I keep a Raid 10 (check RAID 5 vs RAID 10: Recommended RAID For Safety and Performance and RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) dedicated server with 4*250GB disks. In this case 2 disks must fail at the same time for me to eventually loose some data. - Safety measure 1
- I keep one 250 GB dedicated backup disk where I make full daily backups. I also retain both weekly and monthly backups (all this procedure is automatic) - Safety measure 2
- I download all these backups to my local office every month - Safety measure 3
- I backup my office backups after I download those (to a Pendrive or mobile HD) and keep the backup physically away from the download - Safety measure 4
Worst case scenario? I need to buy a new server on another host, upload the backups and put the sites back to live. It should take 24 hours max to put all the major sites live, probably 12 hours...
Am I crazy? Maybe, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. If you ask me I think I should automate a few more things to make sure I can survive any major crash.
Why not get a SanDisk USB Flash Drives to provide automatic Web storage
The Cruzer Titanium Plus USB flash drive provides automatic online backup for every file copied to the drive using BeInSync backup. When you plug the drive in and your data will sync automatically with an online storage account. BeInSync uses Amazonâ€™s S3 storage service provided by Amazon Web Services.