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Backing up with rsync?

Discussion in 'Manage your Site' started by Floris, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    How reliable are website backups when databases and data/ directories are involved, when using rsync?

    For files that changed, it might be easy, but I do not yet really feel comfortable when it comes to database files.

    I have this problem with Minecraft, I notice too much corruption, because on an active server the data flip flops way too much. I can only imagine on a very busy site with a master/slave/slave/slave setup it might be even worse.

    Right now I do 2-way backups, the files and the normal stuff, and that is done with rsyncs and restoring data is reliable enough. But database dumps I just dump into a tarball and zip it up, and push to a remote box over encrypted connection.
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