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Automatically Back Up Your Web Site Every Night

Feb 18, 2012, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"On database-driven web sites, there are two kinds of data you want to preserve and restore in case of disaster: the files that make up your site (the PHP/Perl/Python, JavaScript, CSS files, etc), and the contents of your database. Further, any good backup system should make both a local copy and a remote copy of the backed-up data.

I run several database-driven sites and applications, including this blog, so my backup system has to be solid. Here's how I have it set up. This method assumes a few things: You're running a LAMP-based web site (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python)

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