Are there plans to support backups for FreeBSD?

Posted April 3, 2015 3.6k views

I tried to add backups to my FreeBSD droplet and saw that it was “unsupported in this configuration” - while that’s not a huge deal for me right now, I plan on relying on my droplet more as time goes on so backups are going to become more important. Snapshots aren’t a great option because I plan to host mail and don’t want to take the server down for snapshotting too often. (Edit: I just realized I am asking this in the community forum… I’ll let it sit here anyway in case someone wants to chime in!)

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We are continuing to look into this. Currently there are issues with backing up UFS2 filesystems when mounted on a droplet without severe performance issues. In the meantime you may want to look into using rsync to automate backups of your important files.

by zlađurić
This article provides a quick way to backup the most common things in a typical web hosting scenario: website files and database data. We will setup a full daily backup of a website folder and a copying of this data to a remote server (this can also work for another VPS). We will also set up a rsync example to just copy the incremental changes. Finally, we'll set up backup of a MySQL database.