Backup

Dropbox vs. Google Drive
Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services
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Cloud storage can be used for a variety of functions including sharing photos, collaborating on documents and backing up important files. There are loads of cloud storage solution providers to choose from. In the following article, we will compare two of the longest standing ones out there and their key features. Dropbox vs. Google Drive – which provider should you choose?

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services
Backing up data
Backing up data: methods and storage media
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Whether important documents or holiday photos: regular data backups on your PC or smartphone should be part of your digital routine. A regular back up of data is crucial for all companies, especially since more and more processes are being digitalized. Find out what’s important when backing up data, how to perform a data back up, and what the pros and cons of various storage media are.

Backing up data: methods and storage media
Creating Mac Backups
How to create a Mac backup
  • Configuration

You can use the native software Time Machine to create a complete backup of your Mac computer in just a few steps. We’ll guide you through starting and running the backup process and show you other ways to back up data on Macs – from manual backups to cloud-based services.

How to create a Mac backup
PostgreSQL backup
PostgreSQL backup with pg_dump and pg_restore
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Creating database backups is one of the standard tasks of web and system admins. Each database management system comes with its own tools for creating backups. PostgreSQL has the command line programs pg_dump and pg_restore. The command line interface psql is also used. We’ll present you with the most common backup scenarios with examples of the required code.

PostgreSQL backup with pg_dump and pg_restore
MySQL backup
MySQL backup with MySQL dump
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You might already know this warning message if you work with WordPress or similar CMS; “Create a backup of the database before updating”. The mysqldump tool is often used to create the backup. But what does MySQL dump mean? We’ll explain what is meant by this term and show you how to create a database backup with the mysqldump tool.

MySQL backup with MySQL dump
Docker backup
Docker: Backup and restore
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Docker is a convenient way to manage containerized applications. While there is no uniform approach for creating backups of individual Docker data, there are several different commands which can be used in combination. We’ll show you how to create and restore Docker backups in our dedicated article. Let’s get started.

Docker: Backup and restore
Ubuntu backup
Ubuntu backups: A step-by-step guide
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It’s important to regularly make backups in Ubuntu. That’s the best way to protect yourself from accidents like the loss of data or a system crash. We’ll explain how to carry out a backup in Ubuntu, what you’ll need, and how you can schedule backups for later. We also touch on solutions for server backups in Ubuntu. Read on for more.

Ubuntu backups: A step-by-step guide
Windows 11 Backup
How to backup Windows 11
  • Configuration

Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to private or business files. Take precautions against possible data loss by regularly backing up photos, videos, documents, etc. Find out how to create a backup of the entire system or specific files or directories and folders in Windows 11.

How to backup Windows 11
Backup strategies
Backup strategies – overview of the main methods
  • Know-how

A solid backup strategy includes fundamental considerations about the scope of the data to be stored and the processes to do so. What needs to be backed up, how often, and on which systems? In addition to creating backups, testing, and restoring data must be considered. A good backup strategy protects from any unpleasant surprises in the event of data loss.

Backup strategies – overview of the main methods
Incremental backup
What is an incremental backup?
  • Know-how

Creating backups is a must for computer admins and private users. However, some backups don’t succeed because of the effort involved. If there is a large amount of data to be backed up, a backup can take hours. Incremental backups are the solution. That is because only the changes to the last backup are transferred. Read on to find out how an incremental data backup works.

What is an incremental backup?