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Hosting Service Backups (4 posts)

  1. geoffkb
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I'm just getting into the multisite setup. So far it's been a headache, but the fog is beginning to clear.

    I'm considering the issue of maintaining backups. I've used the free version of UpdraftPlus which seems great, so I'm considering the paid version.

    I wonder where the regular backups, which I pay my hosting service for, fit into the picture. If I only want to reinstall an earlier version of a site, or part of a site, do I need anything else?

    If I want to migrate an individual site into, or out of, a multisite setup I can see I will need something a little more sophisticated. However what are the chances of the host crashing and burning?

    If an asteroid hits the earth, getting my sites up and running again is probably going to be low on my to-do list.

  2. However what are the chances of the host crashing and burning?

    High enough that your backups should be on another server/service.

  3. geoffkb
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks for the reply, I knew someone would say something like that.

    It has occurred to me that another line of defense is a good idea. Especially for sites which are being updated frequently.

    I pay for 'Pro Site Backup' on my hosting service. It's fine if you want to restore a file or database from last night, or last week, or last month, but anything in between is not available.

  4. Well it comes down to how much of a pain in the butt it'll be if you have to restore, and what you'll lose if you can't.

    I get daily backups for 2 weeks, and monthly for 6 months. And it's expensive to store all that.

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