backup

A 3-post collection

April Fools! Your blog backup is incomplete.

My first VaultPress backup was completed at 7:03pm, Fri, February 25. I felt safe. I had been playing with various WordPress backup solutions, including AWB, BackupBuddy (I purchased it), but wasn’t happy with any of them. AWB only ran when I manually ran it, or else I had to build a cron-job on my Unix host to run it. BackupBuddy only ran if someone accessed the site. Then I found VaultPress and requested a “Golden Ticket” to the Beta. I even Tweeted them to see if I could get my “Golden Ticket” a little earlier: [quotetweet tweetid=41224401361965057] It worked! VaultPress let me know my “Golden Ticket” was on the way: [quotetweet tweetid=41255731672006656] I registered my account,...

What I Learned about Time Machine backups from timedog

I love Time Machine. For years and years backups were something I was supposed to do, but never found the time to do. Backups were difficult, you had to purchase backup software, find a drive, set them up, and then either manually execute your backup (which is what I did for years) or figure out how to automate them. Enter Time Machine With the launch of Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”), Apple included this brand new Backup system. But, this article isn’t about Time Machine. Perhaps I’ll do one of those at some point. This article is about what I just learned about TIme Machine. I’m backing up a lot of stuff I shouldn’t be…...

Create a Full Backup Image of your Amazon EC2 Instance

Update – 20160625 After assisting a reader I realized I should probably post an update to this article.  When I wrote it, Amazon AWS did not have a “Create Image” capability.  Some time ago this was introduced.  The steps below should still work, but they are cumbersome and should be replaced with the following steps: Select your Instance on the AWS Console Click the Actions button Select Image >Create Image Yep, it’s now that easy.  You can also use Bundle AMI on a non-running instance if you wish to upload an AMI to the store.  Keep in mind that if you create an image of a running instance it will not be crash consistent and could have data issues. Original...