As there are a lot of MDD customers on-line at the moment I thought it could be a good idea to have a thread about Backup Plans & Strategies.
I'm sure there a lot of people here with a lot of knowledge and could maybe give people like me a dummies guide.
I currently take a weekly backup of my forum, but I think that it's only for the posts/threads etc, I also take a full backup when doing any upgrades. I do both of those backups from the Admin control panel, but I have never thought or even know how to take a backup of everything that is on my server.
I'm not technically minded when it comes to IT and I'm just an old bloke running a forum, so if anyone does have some tip on the best way to perform backups please pass them on as I'm sure I'm not the only one with MDD with limited knowledge.
I have seen Mike saying "If you have a cPanel backup" he could restore it.
#1 How does that work ?
#2 How long does it take ?
#3 Will it use a lot of bandwidth ?
I've also seen someone mentioning a complete backup transfer to Dropbox, is this easy to set up and would it have got us all back on-line quicker. ?
Anyway if anyone wants to chip in please do so.