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Do Fucking Backups
410,757,864,530 DEAD INSTANCES
seriously do your backups. things get broken and deleted very easily. and store them on a different server. at home or on s3 or backblaze or even google drive. many good software: duplicity, borg, ... daily is reasonable but even monthly is better than none. and check them once in a while. if you operate something just have backups. it's important.
@CobaltVelvet also don't use scaleway, they've burned so many people I know of. this latest tragedy is just the final proof anybody needs.
@nightpool i think i found the "correct" use of scaleway now: easily reproducible app servers. databases just don't belong there for now, it's cheap unstable ram and bandwidth
@CobaltVelvet i can just back up postgres to s3 right
is there a tool to do this easily
@er1n duplicity can backup to s3, and you can call pg_dump | bzip2 before that to get a clean pg dump that you can safely restore after
@CobaltVelvet how well does wal-e work?
@er1n never tried but it looks good
@CobaltVelvet who's that about this time?
@CobaltVelvet I love restic (restic.net) and backup to a time4vps.eu storage VPS, which is well worth the price (4.50 EUR / month for 1TB) for peace of mind.
@CobaltVelvet borg and rclone are pretty great 👍
@CobaltVelvet You did forget to mention automation, or did you leave it out on purpose?
@walialu i thought daily implied some kind of automation
but then if someone want to make backups manually everyday i guess it works too :p
@CobaltVelvet I backup my account data every now and then because I'm probably gonna get banned soon, does that count?
@CobaltVelvet no kidding. Um hourly backups to s3 using the backup gem is cheap
Also, after you do yr backups:
automate them, so you don't have to remember to kick off the backup manually. Or else you'll remember, like, once every eight months. I speak from experience, here. If you can't automate the backups, at least set a regular reminder and write down your *whole procedure.*
Test your backups. Make sure you can *actually restore* from your actual periodic backups.
Admins, back your stuff up right; the federation is counting on you!