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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    UK, North East

    * Hosting Companies - How do you handle backups?

    How do you handle server backups to protect against data loss for your clients?

    RAID is obviously not designed to be a backup solution so how do you ensure that your data is safe?

    I'm curious to know what kind of solutions other web hosting companies provide for this important factor in the industry.

    Do you perhaps backup to remote, geographically diverse locations?
    Simply backup to another server in the same DC?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Having a RAID active will help you tough,

    we have made a custom script to move the client folder to our second drive,

    every days we also run a rsync to a remote host

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Sydney Australia
    r1soft to offsite storage.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Our shared/reseller fleet have their drives in a hardware RAID array as standard.

    Each server has at least one drive used for local backups. We backup each cPanel account daily to the second drive.

    We then have a very large centralized backup server, many TB's of space utilizing RAID, running R1Soft. We take snapshots every 6 hours with R1Soft and keep 20 of these snap shots (5 days back), as well as 2 weekly and 1 monthly archived backup.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    We use R1soft and retain the following backups:

    Backup each 6 hours (4 backups/day) retaining the last 12 restoring points;
    Daily Backup retaining the last 7 restore points;
    Weekly Backups (4 backups/month) retaining the last 4 restore points;
    Monthly Backups (1 backup/month) retaining the last 12 restore points;

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    JNB, ZA
    We have RAID 10 plus automated daily backups to offsite servers with some hand-rolled scripts.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Los Angeles - CA
    Raid + R1Soft

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Australia - NSW
    RAID. Local drive with daily/monthly/weekly backups. Plus R1Soft off-site.
    Recommended: Stablehost, Hivelocity, Fused

  9. #9
    R1Soft as well.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    can anyone recommend an offsite backup server? I'm in need of a server to send WHM/Cpanel FTP backups offsite. thnks!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Raid1 and daily/weekly/monthly backups copied locally and to another facility across the country.

    can anyone recommend an offsite backup server? I'm in need of a server to send WHM/Cpanel FTP backups offsite. thnks!
    If you want rsync storage, check out FDC is also running a backup server special -
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  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    For our shared hosting clients, we currently perform a backup to the servers local disk each night, which is then replicated to a storage server off-site.

    Clients also have the ability to perform a backup of their account at any time from the control panel, which is stored to their account. Clients can then download these backups, or just leave them in their account on the server.

    Needless to say though, all our servers have hardware RAID...

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    Standard & Reseller packages available.
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  13. #13
    Raid 1 + Offline Backup

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    use the normal cpanel backup ( daily / weekly / monthly ) and then Rsync the backup folder to a remote backup server using ssh-key
    Cheap and stable Backup service
    FTP Access/SSH Access/Rsync Technology/Unlimited Bw

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    New England USA
    We primarily use backup drives in addition to rsync offsite. Bottom line, you can never have enough backup that is always accessible - so if you can't use one, you have another.
    Kaitlyn T Considine
    Managing Partner
    SITEWORKS Hosting Network

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Local cPanel Backups weekly
    R1Soft Backups 4 times a day with 30 restore points
    cPanel backups offsite weekly
    Doyle Lewis
    BuyHTTP Internet Services - In business since 2003
    Business Hosting | nginx, CloudLinux, Varnish cache, and CDP with every business account
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