Configuring Cloud Backups

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Bret McGowen | September 16, 2013 12:01 pm

An important item to set up on your Cloud Servers[1] is the backup schedule. Joseph Palumbo has this as one of his first five things to consider[2] when starting a cloud project, and I couldn’t agree more. Rackspace’s Cloud Backup[3] requires just a little bit of work to get going, but once it’s running you can rest easy knowing that your data is being regularly backed up.

In this screencast below[4], I walk you through how to set up cloud backups (more information can be found in our Knowledge Center[5]) and even give you a snippet of code to help you to output your MySQL data to a file[6].

Endnotes:
  1. Cloud Servers: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/
  2. first five things to consider: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/first-five-things-when-starting-a-cloud-project/
  3. Cloud Backup: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/backup/
  4. screencast below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOF8SM9k7J8
  5. more information can be found in our Knowledge Center: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/rackspace-cloud-backup-install-the-agent
  6. snippet of code to help you to output your MySQL data to a file: https://gist.github.com/bretmc/5869717

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/configuring-cloud-backups/