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Plesk backup failed? Here’s how we fixed a Plesk server that stopped performing backups

Ever faced a hard disk crash in your server? Then you’d know very well the importance of doing regular backups. But what if you notice a backup failure when you need it the most?

That is why it is important to choose a server management service that ensures you have your backups up-to-date and available, when a server emergency arises. (more…)

How to fix cPanel backup error ‘Connection to remote server stalled’

How to fix cPanel backup error ‘Connection to remote server stalled’

Backups can be stored in any location, from the same server to a remote one. For redundancy and better reliability, we recommend storing backups in remote locations.

Remote backups can be configured via FTP or other backup scripts. During the backup process, server attempts to transfer the backups to remote server via FTP or rsync. (more…)

How to resolve cPanel backup failure error ‘Couldn’t write to remote file: Failure’

How to resolve cPanel backup failure error ‘Couldn’t write to remote file: Failure’

Backups are inevitable for business uptime. Disasters such as a hard disk crash, may strike any moment, and having latest server backups handy helps in getting your business back and rolling without much downtime.

But many often, web hosts configure backups, but never check them for completion or adequacy. This can end up spoiling the effectiveness of having backups, if they are useless or incomplete.

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How to backup cPanel server to avoid a business catastrophe

How to backup cPanel server to avoid a business catastrophe

Server owners often encounter disasters in the form of hard drive crash or network failure. To safeguard their business, its crucial for hosting providers to minimize the calamities caused, mainly downtime and data loss.

In our role as Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting companies, we manage hundreds of cPanel servers for them. Configuring and managing fool-proof backups is a critical activity in our cPanel server management services.

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How to setup and maintain Percona backup using XtraBackup

How to setup and maintain Percona backup using XtraBackup

Backups are your insurance against server failures. A well designed backup helps you quickly get back online even if the whole server is lost. For modern websites running WordPress, Magento, etc., the entire information is stored in databases. So, a sound backup design for such sites should include reliable database backups. (more…)

How we configured disaster recovery in an oVirt system

How we configured disaster recovery in an oVirt system

Life is full of surprises. Some are unpleasant, like a server crash. Disk failures, human errors, external attack or natural calamities often lead to business downtime.

For businesses hosted on dedicated servers, recovering from a crash is tedious, as it often requires installing and configuring the physical servers afresh.  (more…)

How we configured cost-effective VPS backups using Bacula

How we configured cost-effective VPS backups using Bacula

In IT systems, disaster can strike any moment and in any form. A hard disk failure, third party attack or even human errors can lead to data loss. To recover valuable data in such scenarios, backup management plays an inevitable role. But many times people just configure the backup once and leave it there. They assume that everything would just work fine when things go wrong.

Installing a backup software alone will not guarantee automatic recovery in case of data loss. Integrity check of the backups is also a very crucial aspect in backup management. This means verifying the backup for adequacy, completeness, accuracy and consistency. If the backup is not retrievable at the time of a disaster, that backup solution is of no use. (more…)

How to backup and restore oVirt engine

How to backup and restore oVirt engine

In our recent post ‘How to configure VM backups in oVirt, we saw how we configured a VM backup system for a cloud service provider. We further went ahead and expanded the backup system with oVirt engine backups.

oVirt engine manages the centralized configuration of the cloud system. This engine manages provisioning of VMs, connection protocols, user sessions, VM images, VM environment configuration, etc. It also provides a graphical interface to view, create and manage VMs. The engine configuration is saved in oVirt engine database and configuration files.

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How to configure VM backups in oVirt

How to configure VM backups in oVirt

People often assume that backups are not important in a cloud setup due to its automatic fail-over feature. Automatic fail-overs migrate Virtual machines in a cloud from one hypervisor to another, when any one hypervisor goes down.

But this fail-over feature does not help in cases such as degradation of RAID arrays, server hacks, malware attacks or human errors, which can lead to accidental deletion or modification of data.

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