I back up my Word Files often as I use them daily. We also have Carbonite. For those who don’t know, it’s an American company that offers an online backup service available to Windows & macOS users. It backs up everything. It is great for when you get a new computer. Also beneficial for when you lose a file, they keep them for so many days. Backs up files, pictures, anything stored on your computer.
Do you know that you can install something like NextCloud in one of those hosting services and still get it done ? There is peace of mind that no one else has access to your data.
admin Oh yeah, NextCloud is a fantastic option! It can indeed be deployed on shared hosting, it can even be deployed on the free tier of AWS, though that quickly becomes limiting, but it is, strictly speaking, possible! It's amazing how diverse cloud storage options are becoming for personal control.
PGen98 it can even be deployed on the free tier of AWS,
That is very useful.
I think there are a couple of alternatives too for NextCloud.
admin Yep, there are options like pCloud, OwnCloud and so on! All great options!
Try backing up a site daily gets annoying I might find a back up system 😃
Oh for sure, automated backup systems are fantastic!
I just enabled it on my web hosts end 🙂
How long does it take to back up your site or forum? Is it quite easy to do?
Normally under 10 minutes if it is not a huge forum. I am talking about database backup. Then there are attachments and software files. Full backup might take much more time to generate.
But in most cases, SQL backup is more than enough.
I agree with the above. If you forum is immensely popular, lot of posts and topics, avatars, images, attachments etc, then it will take some time. Otherwise, 30 minutes or less is more or less a standard.
admin that’s what I worry, the bigger it grows the harder it is to backup and move hosts.
I use an external SSD and cloud storage to back up. I usually do manual backups. ^^