Use Rsync for Daily, Weekly and Full Monthly Backups

Today, we will be using rsync to make daily, weekly, incremental backups and then a full compressed/archived backup once a month. We will then use cron to automate the process. Lets face it us humans get lazy sometimes and most backup systems loose complete effectiveness if they are not completely automated.

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Free AWS EC2 Ubuntu-Apache-PHP-MySQL setup

Amazon Web Services is an advanced cloud platform which offers lots of features. As cloud platforms go it is mostly for larger projects that need to be able to scale. That said Amazon offers a free tier, which means that you can test out their features for one year for free. Yes, you get cloud services to play with for free! More info on Amazon’s Free Tier page.

AWS can have a slightly steep learning curve if you haven’t worked with cloud administration before so here is a straight forward guide to get your own LAMP box up and running on AWS.

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