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May 2022: Backup Encryption, DigitalOcean Marketplace ...

After almost 2 months of daily "I'm on it", we have some cool product upgrades to share! Encrypt your backups like a pro! You can now…

The Complete mongodump Guide (with examples)

The Complete mongodump Guide (with examples)

December 31, 2020

There have been a whole host of tools that have been built to make the process of maintaining databases easier. Using these powerful tools…

The Complete mysqldump Guide (with examples)

The Complete mysqldump Guide (with examples)

December 7, 2020

Databases are essential tools to collect and store mountains of data. All complex applications use them to store information. There are many…

PostgreSQL pg_dump & pg_restore Guide

PostgreSQL pg_dump & pg_restore Guide

December 1, 2020

Backing up and restoring a PostgreSQL database is an essential task for any system administrator. Fortunately, there are built-in pg_dump…

Mini Guide: How to Import an SQL File in MySQL

Mini Guide: How to Import an SQL File in MySQL

November 21, 2020

Have you just begun to learn how to work with SQL files using MySQL? Maybe you feel a bit lost on how to import files with this tool…

How to restore a PostgreSQL backup

How to restore a PostgreSQL backup

October 23, 2020

There are different types of database aside from the commonly used MySQL database. You might work on a project that uses another type of…

How to restore a MySQL backup

How to restore a MySQL backup

October 20, 2020

You already have your backup and decided to restore this on your MySQL database? In this article, we will tackle how to restore a MySQL…

Extensive MySQL Common Errors List

Extensive MySQL Common Errors List

October 8, 2020

Errors or mistakes are common in any aspects, especially in development. Using MySQL or any database can't guarantee you an error-free…

Hourly Amazon RDS MySQL Backups

Hourly Amazon RDS MySQL Backups

September 21, 2020

In this article, you will learn why you should do a frequent backup of your Amazon RDS database and how to do it using SimpleBackups. Table…

How to back up WordPress websites

How to back up WordPress websites

September 18, 2020

Backing up your sites, not just WordPress sites, is vital. Many WordPress users skip this process because they think that everything will be…

Product update - Backups the nice way!

Product update - Backups the nice way!

September 11, 2020

In our effort to make SimpleBackups the easiest and most pleasing solution when it comes to websites & database backups, we've gathered your…

Mounting DigitalOcean Spaces and Access Bucket From Droplet

Mounting DigitalOcean Spaces and Access Bucket From Droplet

June 11, 2020

In this post, I will show you step by step in the easiest way possible how to mount a DigitalOcean Spaces Bucket. Afterwards, you can access…

Create DigitalOcean Spaces credentials

Create DigitalOcean Spaces credentials

June 11, 2020

Generate Access Key and Secret Key for DigitalOcean Spaces. It is easy to create an access key and a secret key for your DigitalOcean…

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

June 10, 2020

By default, cPanel does not allow remote MySQL connections, which is a good thing as long as you don't need to. If you are using cPanel and…

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in WHM

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in WHM

June 10, 2020

By default, remote connections to MySQL are disabled in WHM. If you would like to allow a remote IP to connect to your MySQL instance, let's…

Restore a Linux File Backup

Restore a Linux File Backup

June 10, 2020

This tutorial explains how you can restore a linux file backup of, for example the /var/www directory on your server. Step 1 Assuming you…

AWS RDS MySQL Backup to S3

AWS RDS MySQL Backup to S3

June 10, 2020

You can back up your MySQL Amazon RDS databases using SimpleBackups similar to how you back up MySQL databases and have it uploaded…

The Ultimate MySQL Database Backup Script

The Ultimate MySQL Database Backup Script

June 9, 2020

Any database, needs a backup . This article is part of “The Ultimate Backup Script” series we are creating to provide you with database…

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

June 6, 2020

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.

October 21, 2019

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

October 6, 2019

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

April 11, 2019

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)

January 13, 2019

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

November 8, 2018

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

November 3, 2018

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?

October 28, 2018

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…

August 7, 2018

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…