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Backup xenforo, what are the options

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Robby, May 31, 2014.

  1. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a new way to backup my forum. For the miment i have offsite backups but its kinda pricy. How do you backup your xenforo site? Are their any reliable plugins for that. Paying now 10 pounds every month but i am looking for a cheaper way.
  2. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    I use Backupsy (referral link), it's just a VPS you can use with rsnapshop, etc.

    For 250GB storage, it's $6/month (£3.50) – I normally pay for the full year at $72 (£43).

    In order to get the above prices, you need to use 40PERCENT discount code.
  3. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I would like to use them but i dont know how to set it up. My vps is with nimbus.
  4. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I have just bought an account.
    Now waiting for the install. I will try rsnapshop
  5. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Wich version of rsnapshop do i choose?
  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    What OS did you install?
  7. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Centos 6.5 (64 Bit)
  8. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    And how do i install this?
  9. woei

    woei Well-Known Member

    I use my Synology @home to transfer the backups to. Mysqlhotcopy the db's and rsync the stuff :)
  10. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

  11. duderuud

    duderuud Active Member

    Me too, I use Xtrabackup to make a dump and rsync the DB to my QNAP at home once every week (it's a 50GB file...)

    Oh, and obvious but still...restore the backup frequently to see if it still works ;)
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  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  13. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    How do you guys set it up? I have a Diskstation at home which I like to set up to sync the backup of my sites.
  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    It's going to depend if you can either launch an rsync client on the NAS, or if it allows SSH connection to it (and also have rsync installed).

    I have an iomega NAS which allows you to start rsync, and also enable SSH connections, so I have a bash script where I rsync my daily backup to the NAS at home.
  15. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I would assume that all options are available to me, which is the preferred method for fastest time and reliability?
    Setup a script on the web server to automatically backup daily?
    Allow the NAS to SSH to the webserver and rsync?

    I haven't found much tutorial online on how to do this easily.
  16. woei

    woei Well-Known Member

    Start with this: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/rsync-command-examples/
  17. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    The problem with using rsync is if something should go wrong with one of your files, such as it gets overwritten or changed for some reason, then your backup becomes worthless because rsync will back it up as a changed file. The backup would now contain a bad version of a file. If you don't catch it and you rotate backup disks, eventually all backups are bad.

    A much better way is to dump the database and add it to a gzip that is numerically (or date) incremented of the entire site every time it's backed up. Transfer time is longer, but is much more reliable and you can track back as far as you need to restore a good version of the site. I do this for many clients on anywhere from a daily to a monthly basis depending on what they want.
    Last edited: May 31, 2014
  18. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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  19. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I'll have to do some test backups to see how things go with that.

    Right now, a restore is as simple as uploading the gzip, unzipping it and restoring the database. I'll have to see how it's done with that.
  20. Mian Shahid

    Mian Shahid Well-Known Member

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