This is a video follow-up to my last post about S3 Backups on Media Temple's (gs)
This is a video follow-up to my last post about S3 Backups on Media Temple’s (gs). The response I’ve received to that entry has been really, really positive and I’m thrilled that people are finding the tutorial and the script useful.
In the comments of that entry, Patrick was running into some problems — it seemed like maybe he had missed a step. It occurred to me that it might be really beneficial to have the entire process documented in a screencast, because some people do better with a visual guide, and for anyone unfamiliar with their command line, seeing what you are supposed to do can be really, really helpful.
You need QuickTime or VLC or something to view the file. If you need it in another format, I can try to acquiesce 🙂
For the demo, I’m assuming you are using my backup_server.sh script, but the steps are the same even if you are using your own.
Enjoy! If you have any more questions, just leave them here and I’ll try my best to answer them.
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Patrick Sikorski said:
You Are AWESOME! This is perfect, I was able to get it to work fine! Thank You so much! Also, couldn’t help but notice you were able to snag a (mt) xv server. How is that going?
Patrick – YAY!
I’m so glad that it worked! I can’t believe I didn’t think to do a screencast earlier. Well, the (xv) is what is serving up those QuickTime files and it seems be doing a good job so far of serving the videos. I’m still testing it and playing with it but it is AWESOME.
Patrick Sikorski said:
Hopefully it will be well priced when it is released. Anyway thanks again! Follow me on Twitter @warning9
Very interesting. I’m going to implement this sometime in the next week. Video is really easy to follow 🙂
Is there any provisions for backing up sites from a Rails or Django container? I’m not sure if the symlinks would pick-up anything beyond the public folder of the container sites otherwise. If not, I may modify the script to allow for an optional array of container paths and sites.
I’m not sure about containers — as I haven’t used mine. You might have to set a different array — that’s actually a good idea, I’ll try to create a Ruby container and see if I can get anything with the script, but I imagine an additional array will need to be added.
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Just wanted to fly on by and say a HUGE thankyou for the S3 Tut. It works a treat and simply allows a little piece of mind if s*?# did hit the fan @ (mt).
Anyways, thanks again..
could not get your videos to work. Tried firefox, ie, chrome even got the link from source but kept getting errors. Sounds like a great tutorial would love to see it.
Hey Dave, let me re-check those URLS, it might be later today but they should be fixed soon. Thanks!
I can not get the videos to work either Christina and I would love a little more help!
Automatically back up your entire web server files and databases to Amazon S3 – The Dev Scene said:
[…] is geared toward Media Temple, but I imagine could be adapted to other hosts. She also did a screencast demo demonstrating it all. This is high on my list of to-do’s, and handy for me being on Media […]
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