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How to replicate your Storage (s3, Dropbox, ...) with SimpleBackups

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How to replicate your Storage (s3, Dropbox, ...) with SimpleBackups

Backup your storage (S3, Dropbox, Azure...) Where do you store your application files, documents, media, logs files, events, and the like…

Cloud Storage Comparison - Best Providers 2021

Cloud Storage Comparison - Best Providers 2021

September 21, 2021

We've created a list of all major (and our preferred) providers, together with their prices using the region US-EAST-1 as reference. If…

Hello Multi-Databases Backup!

Hello Multi-Databases Backup!

September 10, 2021

One of our top requested feature is part of our "fresh out of the oven" release ✨ ! "I'd love to select database names without having to…

Automated AWS EC2 and volume snapshots

Automated AWS EC2 and volume snapshots

September 1, 2021

Thanks to your multiple requests to support AWS EC2 instances and volume Snapshot,... we (finally) did it! It's now fully integrated! We've…

Automated server & database backups + storage snapshots to UpCloud

Automated server & database backups + storage snapshots to UpCloud

June 25, 2021

In the past few months we've received multiple requests from users to support UpCloud Storage in SimpleBackups. Guess what? It's now fully…

The Ultimate PostgreSQL Database Backup Script

The Ultimate PostgreSQL Database Backup Script

June 9, 2021

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

The Ultimate MongoDB Database Backup Script

The Ultimate MongoDB Database Backup Script

June 8, 2021

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

Docker Postgres Backup/Restore Guide (with examples)

Docker Postgres Backup/Restore Guide (with examples)

February 18, 2021

Docker is an open-source platform that uses containers. Developers use it to create, deploy, and run different applications. The tool works…

Docker Container Backup/Restore Guide

Docker Container Backup/Restore Guide

February 17, 2021

Multiple languages, frameworks, architecture, and disjointed interfaces between the tools for each lifecycle stage of a product creates…

Automated server & database backups to Filebase with SimpleBackups

Automated server & database backups to Filebase with SimpleBackups

February 3, 2021

We've now been working for quite sometime with Filebase , but today, with the release of Filebase 2.0 we wanted to highlight this awesome…

Backups vs Snapshots: Differences and Examples

Backups vs Snapshots: Differences and Examples

January 20, 2021

Last Update: April 29, 2022 Data storage security is as important as ever, no matter what industry you are a part of. Unfortunately, too…

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…