January 2022: Cloud Storage Sync & MySQL Binlog support

SimpleBackups founder

Laurent Lemaire

Co-founder, SimpleBackups

February 4, 2022

To kick off this year, we've been working on some great new features that we're excited to share!🤩
Shoutout to all of you who shared some great feedback, ideas and helped us improve SimpleBackups!

🪣 Cloud Storage Synchronization

In most modern applications we're now leveraging cloud-storage solutions to host files. While these solutions are usually very reliable, they still have to be properly included in your backup policy.
And that's why you can now synchronize your storage across providers & regions.

Cloud storage backup

→How does it work?

It's really simple, check this out:

  • Connect & select the storage you want to backup (let's say an Amazon S3 bucket)
  • Select where you want to copy this storage over (why not a DigitalOcean Spaces)
  • Select when the synchronization has to occur

And that's it, you're done!

→ When to use it?

We recommend using this for all your applications relying on external storage.
It's a big relief to know your data will be safe, if anything gets messed up on your external storage.
It also comes in handy if you want to migrate to another provider.

Note that this will create a 1-on-1 copy for your storage in another bucket and won't compress or store multiple occurrence of your storage.

We're also working a backup-to-archive solution for storage, we'll keep you posted!

💪 Incremental backup for MySQL

With the support of MySQL binlog, you can now make incremental backups for your MySQL databases!

MySQL Binlog backup

→ When to use it?

It's the perfect match for anyone having fairly large databases (2gb+). This will allow you to save backup time (and thus server resources) as well as storage quota.
We'll write more in-depth articles to showcase this new feature and how you can use it.

As always, we prioritize work based on your feedback and requests! Make sure to reach out to us if you need something!

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