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Daily\hourly backups

Hi guys,

Does anybody know if Digital ocean can provide storage for backups? Weekly backups looks really strange for dynamic projects.

Regards, Ivan


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Hey, guys,

I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I can see BackupSheep has posted a link to there services.

We also provide a service dedicated to Digital Ocean that allows between hourly to daily backups of droplets and volumes with archiving of daily, weekly and monthly snapshots.

https://snapshooter.io

I’ve had some success backing MySql data.

I’ve set up automysqlbackup for data. Its super easy to get started. It does daily/weekly/monthly backups out of the box. I’m sure you can configure hourly backups as well.

apt-get install automysqlbackup

I then added a small storage volume to my droplet and symlinked the backup folder to that other device so I’m not actually storing the backups on the same device.

ln /mnt/backup-volume/var/lib/automysqlbackup /var/lib/automysqlbackup

Alternatively you could set up some storage with another service, e.g. Amazon S3 and rsync your backup folder to there so you aren’t relying on a single vendor.

Haven’t yet sorted out an easy solution for other data.

As I see some other solutions have been posted here, I’ll share the one I’ve been working on too.

We’ve been working on a solution for backing up your projects while keeping things super simple and quick to setup.

We’ve recently added a Zapier integration allowing you to trigger the backups from where you want and when you want. You can find the documentation on how to do this here: https://support.simplebackups.io/tutorials-and-how-tos/create-hourly-backups-using-zapier

https://simplebackups.io