How BackupSheep Works?

Backup Automation Toolkit for Servers, Databases & Websites

Introduction

BackupSheep is an all-in-one backup automation toolkit for servers, databases & websites.

We are a SaaS product that you can use to automate backups

You will find details about the different kinds of backup automation solutions we offer.

Server Snapshots

BackupSheep provides integration with numerous cloud hosting providers. For now, we will use DigitalOcean as an example.

Most likely, you are familiar with the process of creating a manual snapshot of servers and volumes from your DigitalOcean dashboard.

DigitalOcean also provides APIs. Using these APIs, anyone with programming knowledge can perform different actions on their DigitalOcean account using code. The API action also includes the ability to create snapshots and delete snapshots.

BackupSheep gives you a clean dashboard to connect all your DigitalOcean accounts and configure snapshot schedules and retention policy for cloud servers and volumes; then, we use DigitalOcean APIs to automate the snapshot taking process.

These snapshots are stored just like a regular snapshot in your DigitalOcean account.

Since BackupSheep automates the snapshot-taking process, you can disable the backup option in your DigitalOcean server and save hundreds of dollars.

Database Backups

BackupSheep supports integration with several SQL and NoSQL databases. Database backups are simple; we use generic CLI tools like mysqldump and pg_dump to create a database backup and then compress them using zip.

These compressed backups can be stored offsite based on your configuration. For example, you can choose to upload a backup of your WordPress database on AWS S3, Google Drive, Dropbox and BackupSheep Default storage in one schedule.

You can quickly restore these backups using the mysqldump or pg_dump CLI tool or directly from your BackupSheep dashboard.

Website Backup

BackupSheep support file-server/website integration using SFTP and FTP protocols.

You connect your file-server to using BackupSheep dashboard and then configure which files or folders you want to backup. In our dashboard, we call it a node.

When the backup runs, it downloads all files and then compresses them into zip format. These compressed backups can be stored offsite based on your configuration. For example, you can choose to upload a backup of your WordPress files on AWS S3, Google Drive, Dropbox and BackupSheep Blockchain storage in one schedule.

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