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Announcement 🎉 - SimpleBackups.com is our new domain

During the past 4 years we’ve been working hard building the backup solution, we would have loved to use ourselves, when we ran our own web…

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

Setting up a website and database daily backup using SimpleBackups using DigitalOcean Droplets . In this step by step tutorial, I am going…

Create a DigitalOcean server backup in style.

Create a DigitalOcean server backup in style.

One of the awesome features of SimpleBackups is ‘Rapid Server Setup’ — which allows you to magically connect SimpleBackups to newly…

Add SSH key after creating a DigitalOcean droplet

Add SSH key after creating a DigitalOcean droplet

If you got locked out and cannot access your DigitalOcean server but still have access to your DigitalOcean account, then here is a…

Pros/Cons of Storing Customers' Files in S3 Buckets for your SaaS

Pros/Cons of Storing Customers' Files in S3 Buckets for your SaaS

If you are building an application that needs to store customers' data in the cloud, you have a few options to think about. In this post I…

Don’t put all your eggs (servers/backups) in one basket (cloud)

Don’t put all your eggs (servers/backups) in one basket (cloud)

Just like you diversify income sources, diversify your cloud infrastructure providers! Intro We are always taught that we “ should not put…

Allow a remote IP to connect to your Amazon RDS MySQL Instance

Allow a remote IP to connect to your Amazon RDS MySQL Instance

How to whitelist a particular IP and allow it to connect to your RDS database. What This Is About By default, if you create an Amazon RDS…

Google Cloud Storage Signed URLs — The Easy Way

Google Cloud Storage Signed URLs — The Easy Way

One of the cool things that Google Cloud Storage supports is the AWS S3 interoperability mode. This mode allows you to use almost the same…

Why do server and website backups fail sometimes?

Why do server and website backups fail sometimes?

In this little piece I am going to highlight some reasons of why backups may fail. While many of the reasons below are common and apply to a…

He thought he had backups…

He thought he had backups…

A few months ago a friend of mine called me and I could hear in his voice that he was in trouble: I’m * * * * * * I thought we had backups…