DropSuite is the backup solution for VPS and Dedicated servers. With DropSuite Enterprise (DSE), you can back up multiple servers up to the storage limit of your account.
To access the DropSuite Enterprise dashboard, follow these steps:
To configure file backups in DropSuite Enterprise, follow these steps:
On the Edit Server page, add directories or exclusions to specify which files are backed up (or are not backed up).
In the Exclusions text box, list any subdirectories of directories in the Directories box that should not be backed up:
In the example above, the /var directory has been selected for backup, but the /var/lib/mysql directory is excluded. This is because MySQL backups will be configured using the DSE Database backup described below.
To configure database backups in DropSuite Enterprise, follow these steps:
DSE automatically fills in the default port for the database type you select. If the database is configured to use a different port, in the Port text box, type the port number:
In the Host name text box, type the hostname for the server. The hostname can be a domain name that points to the server, or the IP address of the server:
In the Database name text box, type the name of the database to back up:
In the User name text box, type the user name of the user that has privileges to back up the database:
In the Password text box, type the password of the user that has privileges to back up the database:
On the Schedule Backup page, select the frequency and number of backups to retain, as well as when to create the backup.
In the Frequency list box, select how often a backup should be made. For databases that change frequently, such as shopping carts, a daily backup may be appropriate. For informational sites that are not regularly updated, once a week (or longer) may be acceptable:
In the Start time list box, select the starting time for the backup. For best results, choose a time when the activity of your site is low:
In the Time zone list box, select a time zone or a city in your time zone:
The Save Profile page enables you to give the scheduled backup a descriptive name, check or change settings, and create an immediate backup if desired: