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02-17-10 02:15 AM - Post#83916
In response to White and Nerdy
Every host is always going to do backups differently.
Not sure how Don does it but I know at VertexHost we have probably 20 different back up schematics. We back up our shared and reseller servers one way but we have a lot of dedicated server clients and they all want different levels of backups that are designed for their needs and budget.
Some machines are backed up with just cpanel backups to a second drive, so no that is not like a windows box....that just lets us restore the sites, db's etc. after we do a full system set up (re: os reinstall, cpanel reinstall, etc.)
Then we do offer R1Soft backups as well, which basically takes a snapshot of the disks and lets us restore everything including the OS.
Then on some boxes (like our shared / reseller boxes) we actually do both.
So backups can become pretty complex, but it is definitely important that any host you use has a solid backup strategy.
| Billy Cooter|
Managing Partner, VertexHost.com