Backups

1. R1Soft backups for the Brisbane Linux server for each website are created daily around 2:30am AEST on to another server. Access to backups is free through cpanel >> Files >> R1Soft. Backups can be downloaded to your computer or restored to your website – the whole site or individual folders, e.g. mail.

2. CPanel’s Backup wizard (or FTP without MySQL database) can be used to backup websites to your own computer.

3. WordPress has backup plugins but they need to be configured to store on your own computer.

4. The Sydney Linux server and the Brisbane Windows server have daily backups which are not available online to website owners.

If backups are left on the server they use up a website’s disk space quota and can cause emails to bounce or automatic wordpress version updates to fail causing the website to not show. Besides that, it’s a bad strategy to leave backups on the same disk as the website.

If website owners need backups more than once a day they should use option 2 above.