VM backup and download

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The following code snippet will let you create a backup image of a Linux server, encrypt it, and then make it available for download. It requires PHP, and makes use of PHP's built in HTTP server. You will need sufficient disk space on your VM image to create the download. The file is compressed, so… Continue reading VM backup and download

WordPress mass update script 3.4.1

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 3.4.1

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 3.1.4

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 3.1.4

WordPress mass update script 3.1

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 3.1

Introducing bakop

Introducing http://bakop.com, the offsite FTP backup service We have 'broken out' the popular RimuHosting-customer-only backupspace service into a standalone and separately branded service.  That anyone can sign up for and use. You get to use however much space you need.  No file quotas.  The setup continues to use the linux-foo goodness that enables sshfs, sftp,… Continue reading Introducing bakop

Updating old installs – Plesk – and other nasty issues

When choosing a VPS often people go with the distro that suits them best, usually one they find easy to manage. Whilst this is fine, you also need to remember that at some stage in the future you will need to reinstall or upgrade. Debian/Ubuntu based distros seem to scale and upgrade versions fine with… Continue reading Updating old installs – Plesk – and other nasty issues

Quick and Easy Automatic Backup Script

At Rimuhosting we do a weekly snapshot backup of your VPS. This means that if anything goes wrong you can revert to the previous image. However since its weekly, not daily, you may find you have lost the data between those dates. This is a backup script that will backup your database and required files… Continue reading Quick and Easy Automatic Backup Script