Making a Back up

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  1. Matt

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    How often do you guys make a back up of your businesses' website? I usually make one every day at least. The reason why I ask is because my friend just recently lost his site because his host disappeared and he didn't have a back up of his recent site. He made all the backups before he updated everything and now everything is lost. It is VERY important to back up your stuff so this won't happen to you!!
     
  2. Fergal

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    I have an updated process that sends a backup of this forum's database to my PC, once or twice a week. I previously had the backup set to run every day, but it appeared to be slowing down the forum.

    What do you use for your own backups Matt?
     
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    I do have it so it sets a backup every day since I am updating it a lot daily. I don't quite get what you mean for what do I use.
     
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    I tend to make one once a week for my sites. It's a hassle as I choose to manually take backups as it appears more space efficient, whereas cron jobs appear to backup more than I need.
     
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    I meant do you use any kind of software to automate those backups, or do you do them manually? I use SyncBack myself.
     
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    I see what you mean. No, all my backups are manual.
     

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