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Making Remote Back-ups

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by smkied, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. smkied

    smkied Guest

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    Hello!

    I am new to Plesk (in fact, I haven't yet made an installation!).

    I am wondering if it's possbile (and if yes, then how) to schedule full backups of my entire server on to another server via. FTP.

    My server will be running Plesk 8 (since I guess I can't buy Plesk 7.5.4 anymore?).

    Also, I'd like to tack on another question since I am quite novice in this whole server world overall. My managed server will be run by Rackspace. The configurations that I have chosen are:

    Athlon 64 3200+
    1GB DDR
    2 x 73GB SCSI Raid 1 (Mirror)
    500GB Monthly Bandwidth (Outgoing)

    Will a server of these specs be able to handle roughly 700,000 hits per day? How would you guys rate the overall quality of hosting from Rackspace? I am buying my license seperately and directly from Plesk so that I don't have to pay Rackspace $105/month for it.

    All and any responses are much appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. thinkbsd

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    From what I've been hearing the latest version of Plesk v8 remote FTP backup was disabled, for what reason i do not know, and the only way you can pretty much do your own backups is setting up your second scsi drive to mirror your other drive. Other than that u can make FULL backups of your system using a utility such as 'tar' and then writing a script that uploads it to a remote server.

    Some people have suggested using 'rsnapshot' to create incremental backups of your system.

    Good luck with your backups. As far as the server performance on 700k+hits/day. I have no clue..

    Rsnapshot: http://www.rsnapshot.org
     
  3. was123

    was123 Guest

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    also you can still get 7.5.4 once you purchase it is a avalable option all versions are the same price..
     
  4. thinkbsd

    thinkbsd Guest

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    Okay well I've been tinkering around with rsnapshot for the past few days. Instead of waiting on the support staff to provide a working 'backup' utility im able to backup the entire PSA folder and transfer it to my home box on a weekly basis. BUT one thing that i'm not sure how to do is, my MAIN psa dir is /usr/local/psa so im backing up that. What other directories does PSA use that I should back up and how do i export the entire PSA db and back that up as well?

    Anyone?
     
  5. freaky@

    freaky@ Regular Pleskian

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    Nobody here can answer your question as 700k hits doesn't say anything.

    700k in what? static images? static HTML or pages that do 15 large db queries a page? it kinda makes a huge difference...
     
  6. breun

    breun Golden Pleskian

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    Check the documentation at http://www.swsoft.com/en/products/plesk8/docs/

    There's a whole manual for the backup and restore utilities. I use Plesk 8's pleskbackup tool myself in a script that transfers the backups to a remote server using scp.
     
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