How to set up backups properly

What would happen if you woke up some day and your website was hacked or servers were under attack and your websites don’t exist anymore? Real nightmare. Realize that this kind of things are happening everyday.

What is this for

In case the unforeseen happens. 40% of small to medium businesses don't back up their data. For me, it’s like using a car without buying and insurance. Of course, it’s never possible to be 100% secure, but in case anything goes wrong you have the peace of mind, it minimize the stress and time of recovery.

How to decide frequency

Frequency of backups should depend on frequency of changes on that website and on users activity. The more changes, the higher backup frequency should be.

Where should I store the backup

Backups should not be stored on the same server as the website, because if a website gets hacked or something else goes wrong, the backup may be compromised/deleted/encrypted as well. We recommend storing backups either on Perfect Dashboard cloud, AWS or any other external disk space.

Today is the day to set up the backups

1. Log in to Perfect Dashboard and go straight to Settings (menu on the left).

2. Scroll down to Backup settings area. These settings apply to all your websites connected to Perfect Dashboard. In the near future we are planning to add a new feature which will allow you to schedule backups individually for each website.

3. Now it is the moment to decide what we should do with old backups and adjust backup storage by clicking on plus or minus if you need additional storage.

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4. Next step is to decide how often you want to back up your websites.

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5. It’s very important to decide where you want to store the backups. You can choose storage location individually for each website connected to Perfect Dashboard. Simply navigate to My Websites in menu on the left, choose the website you want to manage and click on Local Settings. Scroll down a little bit to Backup Settings zone and choose there where you want to store your backups and decide how big part size for split backup archives should be.

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