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Create a DigitalOcean server backup in style.

Published 2019-10-21T19:34:00.000Z

One of the awesome features of SimpleBackups is ‘Rapid Server Setup’ — which allows you to magically connect SimpleBackups to newly provisioned servers on AWS EC2, Amazon Lightsail, DigitalOcean, Laravel Forge, … etc. We call it a ‘stylish’ method because it eliminates the manual steps you need to do in order to create a backup. […]

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Add SSH key after creating a DigitalOcean droplet

Published 2019-10-06T02:01:13.000Z

If you got locked out and cannot access your DigitalOcean server but still have access to your DigitalOcean account, then here is a workaround to regain access to your server data. Step 1 Take a snapshot of your droplet from DigitalOcean Step 2 Create a droplet from the snapshot taken – right here you will […]

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Pros/Cons of Storing Customers’ Files in S3 Buckets for your SaaS

Published 2019-04-11T16:13:59.000Z

If you are building an application that needs to store customers’ data in the cloud, you have a few options to think about. In this post I will be comparing two common options we analyzed in the past and list their pros and cons based on our trials. I will be using AWS S3 and […]

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Don’t put all your eggs (servers/backups) in one basket (cloud)

Published 2019-01-13T11:33:40.000Z

Just like you diversify income sources, diversify your cloud infrastructure providers! Intro We are always taught that we “should not put all our eggs in one basket” (🥚🥚🥚 + 🧺 = ☠) to avoid the risk of losing everything at once. This can be applied to many verticals, whether it’s applied to skills, investing, income […]

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Allow a remote IP to connect to your Amazon RDS MySQL Instance

Published 2018-11-08T14:00:12.000Z

How to whitelist a particular IP and allow it to connect to your RDS database. What This Is About By default, if you create an Amazon RDS MySQL database you won’t be able to connect to it unless you specifically whitelist inbound traffic sources. In this post, I will show you step by step in the […]

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Google Cloud Storage Signed URLs — The Easy Way

Published 2018-11-03T12:33:50.000Z

One of the cool things that Google Cloud Storage supports is the AWS S3 interoperability mode. This mode allows you to use almost the same API used for AWS S3 to deal with Google Cloud Storage including authentication. It relies on the same variables needed for S3: Access Key Secret Key Bucket Region While pretty […]

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Why do server and website backups fail sometimes?

Published 2018-10-28T10:41:40.000Z

In this little piece I am going to highlight some of the reasons of why backups may fail. While many of the reasons below are common and apply to a wide range of different backup methods, I am specifically assuming you are using a backup service like SimpleBackups.io to back up your servers and databases. […]

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He thought he had backups…

Published 2018-08-07T22:49:28.000Z

A few months ago a friend of mine called me and I could hear in his voice that he was in trouble: I’m ****** I thought we had backups running but we didn’t … really.– Mister Smith, Web Agency Manager He was managing a Web Agency in Bordeaux and had everything in place to manage web […]

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