How to Backup AWS S3 Buckets The S3 Backup Challenge When migrating a large file system to AWS S3, One of the surprising challenges is the implementation of a backup strategy.  With file-system based storage, you often back up the disk with periodic snapshots (daily, weekly, monthly, etc).   There is comfort in knowing that you have a plethora of time capsuled copies stored away and, in […]

restic with MinIO Server restic is a fast, efficient and secure backup tool. It is an open source project available under BSD 2-Clause License. In this recipe we will learn how to use restic to backup data into MinIO Server. 1. Prerequisites Install MinIO Server from here. 2. Installation Install restic from 3. Configuration Set MinIO credentials in the environment variables as shown […]

rclone serve restic Serve the remote for restic’s REST API. Synopsis rclone serve restic implements restic’s REST backend API over HTTP. This allows restic to use rclone as a data storage mechanism for cloud providers that restic does not support directly. Restic is a command line program for doing backups. The server will log errors. Use -v […]

How I back up my servers using restic Automatise the backups using bash and cron On my servers, I have a backup script that looks like this: Easy right? I execute the script at night with some nice and ionice: And we’re done! Bonus: an Ansible playbook to industrialise all of this This is a custom playbook that suits my needs, but […]

Create Haskintos USB

Step 1: Down load Unibeat anh MultiBeat from Step 2: Download Mac OS HighSierra from app Store ( not the full image/package) Step 3:  After down load HighSierra from step 2, run these command to prepare/create img file for Unibeat: Open Terminal and run: sudo -s Enter admin credentials to gain root access and cut-n-paste […]

S3cmd S3 Sync How-To Program S3cmd can transfer files to and from Amazon S3 in two basic modes: Unconditional transfer — all matching files are uploaded to S3 (put operation) or downloaded back from S3 (get operation). This is similar to a standard unix cp command that also copies whatever it’s told to. Conditional transfer — only files that don’t exist at the destination in the same version […]

Duplicity + S3: easy, cheap, encrypted, automated full-disk backups for your servers Backups are one of those things that are important, but that a lot of people don’t do. The thought of setting up backups always raised a mental barrier for me for a number of reasons: I have to think about where to backup to. I have to remember to run the backup on a […]

Automatic backup MSSQL Server to Amazon S3 In this article we will explain of how to set up automatic backup of Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon S3. The method described in this article works well for all editions of MSSQL Server, including Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition. We use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to generate backup script. If you do not have this […]