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Automatic Snapshot via Zapier Vs DigitalOcean Weekly Backups
Just a question about reliability, efficiency, etc…
So I’ve created a droplet that I’m planning to use for our customer websites. All of these websites are currently on a traditional VPS and will be migrated over in time. As they are now, and how they will be on the droplet is that each WordPress site will have it’s own backup plugin that sends the backup of its files and database over to Amazon S3. My old host did not provide automated server level backups but with DigitalOcean, I have the option of doing the weekly paid backups, which is fine.
I feel like I should have daily backups instead so I’ve messed with Zapier to make that happen and it works with their zap app. Ok great! Daily free snapshots. Of course the downside is that the droplet is shutdown while the snapshot complete… only a few minutes at 2am… not a big problem.
I suppose the questions in my mind are… Is this actually needed with Zapier? Are the normal paid weekly backups via DigitalOcean sufficient enough since each WP site also has a backup plugin for it’s files and databases that are sent off-site?
Any thoughts and input would be welcome. Thanks!
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