Mosso’s Cloud Offerings (Cloud Sites, Cloud Servers and Slicehost) allow you to have multiple domains. Managing backups for these domains is actually pretty simple. For this example you will need a Windows PC (Mac OS X example coming soon).
We will assume you have Jungle Disk installed and configured to a storage account.
Install SftpDrive (double click the downloaded file and file the prompts)
Now you need to configure SftpDrive – launch it via Start|Program Files|SftpDrive. You’ll see this box:
|You are going to want to create a new drive, so click on that.|
|In Jungle Disk, click “Automatic Backup” enter a Job Name, and click “Create”.|
You can now set up your automated schedule. Since only the altered data is copied by Jungle Disk, I run this every 8 hours.
|To launch the backup, click “Start Backup” in the Jungle Disk Activity Monitor – you’ll get a drop down window with your job name. Select that job name and Jungle Disk will collect a list of files, and start the backup.|
And that is all there is to it. A typical WordPress blog, like this one, took about 15 minutes to back up the first time, and just minutes afterwards.
Of course, now that you have your Cloud account as a drive in Windows you can use anything to back the data up, burn it to DVD, etc.
You can also directly modify files and have them reflected in your site. But that’s a different tutorial!