I finally decided to use a single dedicated server instead of several distinct web hosting services for the different blogs I run.
I picked a Dedibox server and added a backup option to have access to an extra storage space on another computer. There are two things I want to backup :

  • my website files
  • my databases

Since my backup space can not be used with rsync, I used backup manager to automatically save my files.Dedibox has a great article online about how to set this up for any Unix Dedibox.

For the database backups, I downloaded and tweaked (not much) the script shared by William Durand.

Everything is called daily by cron and, depending on the day of week, a full or incremental archive is created. After having one of my blog hacked, I really had to get busy working on a backup solution for my data.

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    Software Engineer
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    Paris, France
    I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.