Backup Cloud Sites To Cloud Files With The Zipit Backup Utility

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Jereme Hancock | September 16, 2013 10:30 am

So you have setup your website on Cloud Sites[1]. Now what? Backups!

One of the most important things to remember when running a website is that something could go wrong. Having a current backup of the site and database will allow you to get the site back up and running quickly.

This is where the Zipit Backup Utility[2] comes in. Zipit is purpose built for Cloud Sites and Cloud Files[3]. Whether you run a site powered by a content management system (CMS) or simply a static html site, Zipit allows you to get your site backed up with ease.

Key features of Zipit include:

Zipit is great, but there are some limitations, including:

Now what about IIS sites? Thankfully, another Racker, Matthew Costello, has built an IIS version of Zipit. It offers most of the same features as the Linux version and can be downloaded at http://aspxzipitbackup.com/[4]. Matt works in Cloud Sites as a Windows Ops Administrator II. He lives in San Antonio and enjoys coding in .NET.

Read more about Zipit[5] in the Rackspace Knowledge Center.

Endnotes:
  1. Cloud Sites: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/sites
  2. Zipit Backup Utility: http://www.zipitbackup.com/
  3. Cloud Files: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/files/
  4. http://aspxzipitbackup.com/: http://aspxzipitbackup.com/
  5. Read more about Zipit: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/zipit-backup-utility-for-cloud-sites-linux

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