Easily Automate Your Website’s Backup to Create Local & Remote Copies
Website Backups Include:
Website Backup FAQ’s
How Should You Backup Your Website?
The easiest option is to create a full server backup and a snapshot. This way you can restore any individual file or an entire snapshot depending on the circumstances. If you only maintain a web application, look for an integration to backup raw files and databases specific to that app. Email users can copy emails to a local folder from a desktop email client like Thunderbird.
How Often Should You Create Backups?
How often do you update your website? If it’s less than monthly, maybe backup the website before every change. If it’s more often, weekly may be better. If it’s closer to daily, you may want to look into a more advanced backup solution that handles differential and incremental backups. - A Differential backup includes data that changed since the last full backup - An incremental backup includes data that has changed since the last backup, full or incremental
Where Should You Keep Backups?
Not on the same server. Download the backups, make sure they work, and store them in multiple locations: an external drive (hard disk, SSD, NVMe, tape, doesn’t matter) and/or cloud storage provider (e.g. Dropbox, Google Workspace).
How Long Should You Keep Backups?
This primarily depends on the storage capacity available to you. If you can’t store more than 3 full backups, consider keeping the most recent backups or a recent backup along with one from the beginning of the month.