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How often are the backups?

March 6, 2015 606 views
Backups

Hi friends,

We have an blog in Digital, but we are considering the possibility to move our shop (www.kimidori.es) made in Prestashop. Actually, we have backups every 4 hours.

We need to know when the backups are made.

Thanks!

1 Answer

You could (and should) set up your own backups to a separate location.

I use DreamObjects, and mount that as a folder and then run backups every night at midnight.
Here is a tutorial on how to do that:

https://firefli.de/tutorials/s3fs-and-dreamobjects.html

It can also work with AWS.

You can set a cronjob to run backups as often as you wish. Or even better, run different backups at different times to different folders.

That way, when something goes wrong, you have several points in time to choose from.

For example:

Hourly backup
Daily backup
Weekly backup
Monthly backup

If one day you find that you have lost a transaction, you might need to delve back in time a week to find the particular backup you are looking for.
On the other hand, you might make a coding error and need to find a file from an hour ago.

Multiple backups from different times can be a great help when having to restore information or files.

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