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i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link to alternative method so i can achieve this

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    What DBMS are you using? In most cases there is some kind of "replication" functionality built in. As for back-ups of code, start with rsync. It is very easy to have incremental back-ups to a remote NFS volume. – dsljanus Sep 4 '13 at 14:29
  • Where do you want your code backed up to? Where is your code located on the server? – Kyle Kelley Sep 4 '13 at 17:40
  • i am using php+mysql in website. and i want to backup code+files+db on server only(download also if possible in zip) so that i can restore it later if needed. – Dashrath Sep 4 '13 at 21:31
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You have 2 options here:

  1. Leverage the Rackspace Cloud Backup solution
  2. Write a multi part custom backup script (mysqldump to disk, zip up files plus backup files, rsync/ftp/sftp the file to another location).

For the Rackspace Cloud Backup option, I'd suggest checking out the following documentation:

http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/rackspace-cloud-backup-overview

There are links for installing the agent, which will then allow you to specify a backup configuration within your MyCloud portal.

Option 2 is a bit more involved and will require custom shell scripting. One starting point may be:

http://www.noupe.com/how-tos/10-ways-to-automatically-manually-backup-mysql-database.html

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Rackspace Managed SysOps uses our Cloud Backup tool for web content and Holland for MySQL backups. Make sure to include the files which Holland creates in your Cloud Backup config.

Cloud Backup does not create a "zip" which you could download locally, but it does let you restore to any of your Cloud Servers (after which you could make a zip if you like).

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