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Where to backup VPS data (databases + binary data)?

I have a VPS in DigitalOcean and I want to backup my data there outside of DigitalOcean.

In particular I want to backup the data of my databases, as well as the data in regards of binary data (uploads from the users of my website like photos and videos).

I have 1 TB of Microsoft OneDrive, so I could make use of it for this task. Has it any problems?

But I wonder if this service is appropriate or not for this matter, or rather I should use another service that fits more here as Amazon S3 (Glacier) or Firebase Storage (Archive Storage).


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Hello @nestorllamas91

(Full disclosure I am the founder and CEO of SnapShooter Backup Service which covers this use case for backing up files and databases)

You should have no issues backing up your data to OneDrive I would personally recommend the tool https://rclone.org/ for the job. It has a crazy number of supported file systems. (Its what we use)

When deciding what storage providers to support when building our backup product we decided to keep to S3 compatible storage (DigitalOcean spaces, AWS S3, Backblaze …) as we feel its much better suited for commercial operations and didn’t want to support services like OneDrive which was not designed with backup uses cases like this in mind.

Not to say you can’t do it, we didn’t want to introduce any flaky behavior to the systems.

Simon