Website backups are imperative. And if you are a Rackspace Cloud Sites customer you know that backups are a hot topic. In fact, backups are the No. 1 feature you’ve requested for Cloud Sites – it has received well over 1,000 votes at feedback.rackspace.com.
An important item to set up on your Cloud Servers is the backup schedule. Joseph Palumbo has this as one of his first five things to consider when starting a cloud project, and I couldn’t agree more. Rackspace’s Cloud Backup 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.
The Cloud Launch Team tackled different backup strategies and ways to protect your data in last week’s Google+ Hangout. If you’ve got more questions about data security and the cloud, be sure to catch the next Cloud Launch Team office hours in Google+ this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST.
No one likes to think about worst-case scenarios, but mistakes can happen and sites can fail. When this occurs, you want to make sure that you have a backup accessible to quickly restore your website. That’s why it is imperative to backup your Drupal site. There are two main pieces to backup: the database and file system.