Backups – the strategy

Hello me.

As the new Sharpnet strategy is being put in place. I will do the harduous task of documenting all the steps involved in the new backup strategy adopted to protect our asset (the server data).

After a few brainstorm followed by a few restful nights, I have arrived to the following strategy:-

  • Remove all unnecessary content from the websites hosted on the server
  • Backup the appliance (using pleskbackup)
  • FTP the content of every website monthly
  • Rsync the httpdocs of every website daily
  • Rsync the content of the most important databases, daily, on a sever days rolling backup
  • Backup the most important databases weekly and keep them for as long as possible.

This is the plan.

Watch this space…