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What? You want to backup your server?

So once you learn how easy it is to run a Wordress server from a virtual machine you will begin to think, “Oh crap, how do I back this site up?” Of course you can use the UpdraftPlus plugin to back up the database, but…..you still worry. Well I do…so…of course I have created another less than Hollyweird quality video to show you just how easily this is accomplished.

So watch and learn and endure the crap music….

 

Bottom line is you will need a spare Hard drive and  USB Dock to send the data to. My backups take about 1-2 minutes using a Sabrent USB 3.0 dock and the original 80 gb drive that came with this PC.


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So Last Night I Defeated the Forces of Evil…or Blocked some Potential Hackers…but…

Crashes are a pain!
Crashes are a pain!

As the headline reads, I spent hours and hours….roughly 7 of them learning IPTables, figuring out how to block IP address blocks and re configuring my router’s built in firewall.

It all seemed to be working…at the end of the evening, or actually somewhere near the wee hours of the morning I bragged about victory and told those hacker bastages to “bring it on!”. That could have been a mistake, because early this morning i was once again greeted with an empty database server.

So this time I will ask politely, please go away you freaking cretins and go get a job, a life and quit overloading the memory in my server and killing my MySql database server.

I am fairly certain that I know who the culprits are, but I won’t name anyone this time……except the French!…The Chinese!, The Ukrainians and those pesky Ruskies.

So I once again say, go ahead, bring it on you miserable bastards, because this time I have backups!

(walking away now, shaking my head knowing that this post was probably a really bad idea, but I am an American and you can’t break me, nor my spirit, nor my resolve…meaning I am not like that twit who resides in OUR White House in DC.)

Tim

 


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Yes, we do run backups here…..

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Yeah, we do backups.

For those who might be considering getting a site here and are worried about your data being backed up…you, we do that here too! Sure, it involves a USB 3.0 docking station and an older 80 GB Hard disk, but be real folks, it IS a free site and the hard drive is 3 times the size of the total available server space.


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