If you have a web application, you need to ensure that every component (code, files, database etc.) is backed up on a regular basis.
Backups need to be:
- Automated: So that you don’t forget to create them.
- Distributed: Multiple copies in different locations, so that you don’t lose your backups at the same time as your live data.
- Secure: At least the same level of security as your application.
- Tested: At least once a month – you don’t want to have to restore from backups only to find out they don’t work.
Only if all the above are true can you be confident that your backups will be there for you when you need them.
I offer three services for web application backups:
Backup report: I go through your web application and infrastructure to identify what needs to be backed up and the options and costs for doing so.
Assisted backups: I assist and advise you on setting up backups and devising a testing strategy. This is a good option if you have an existing development resource but they are not familiar with all the backup options.
Managed backups: I manage the process of setting up backups for you, including regular testing of your backups.
Any backups that I setup will be on infrastructure which you pay for directly, so you will not be tied in to using my services or reliant on me for the backups to work. Unless I advise otherwise, I do not earn commission on any of the backup providers I recommend.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about any of these services.