Emailed backup of a database via cron – Attaching files via command line

Sometimes people want an easy offsite backup option for important databases or files, and having a cron to automate that can be helpful. One of our customers had such a case so i wrote a shell script which emailed him a copy of his database every day. Since i thought it was a handy thing… Continue reading Emailed backup of a database via cron – Attaching files via command line

London-based Bakop server added; Brisbane coming…

We are happy to announce there is now a London-based Bakop server available.  This is in addition to the Bakop server in Dallas.  Plus we have one planned for Brisbane (hopefully coming on line next week...). You now have the choice of location for your backups.   Great for people when choosing their disaster recover location.… Continue reading London-based Bakop server added; Brisbane coming…

WordPress mass update script 3.4

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe (make sure you have spare disk space if your sites… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.4

RimuHosting taking over HostingDirect’s VPS operations

RimuHosting is taking over the operation of HostingDirects VPS hosting services.  From Monday June 11 RimuHosting will be hosting the VPSs.  The servers will remain at the HostingDirect data center (where RimuHosting has had a presence since 2009).  RimuHosting will be taking over the billing and customer service for those users. Other HostingDirect customers (shared… Continue reading RimuHosting taking over HostingDirect’s VPS operations