Backing up with Laravel (phpuk)

Backing up with Laravel (phpuk)

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Freek Van der Herten

February 17, 2017
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    About me Freek Van der Herten Partner & developer at

    SPATIE @freekmurze https://murze.be
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    Since 2003 Websites, applications and webshops Team 4 developers, 1

    manager Specialization Laravel development
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    Open source software We use a lot of it Nginx,

    Laravel, Ubuntu, Elasticsearch, Memcached, Redis, Beanstalkd, MySQL, Composer, Glide, Homestead, Flysystem, Fractal, Carbon, PHPUnit, NPM, React, jQuery, Java, SSH, Sequel Pro, BackupPC … Basically everything listed in composer.json and package.json
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    ± 90 packages on Packagist Laravel, Framework agnostic PHP +

    2 000 000 downloads in total, growing 300 000 a month We create a lot of it Open source software
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    Learning Forced to write documentation an tests Showing the quality

    of our work Eat our own dogfood Attracting new clients Benefits Open source software
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    Associate files with Eloquent Models Laravel Medialibrary $newsItem->addMedia($file) ->toCollection('images'); 


    $newsItem->getMedia('images')->first()->getUrl(); 
 $newsItem->getMedia('images')->first()->getUrl('thumb');
 
 $newsItem->addMedia($bigFile) ->toCollectionOnDisk('downloads', 's3');
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    Fractalistic $books = [
 ['id' => 1, 'title' => 'Hogfather',

    'characters' => [...]],
 ['id' => 2, 'title' => 'Game Of Kill Everyone', 'characters' => [...]]
 ];
 
 $manager = new Manager();
 
 $resource = new Collection($books, new BookTransformer());
 
 $manager->parseIncludes('characters');
 
 $manager->createData($resource)->toArray();
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    Speed up your application 
 by caching the entire response

    Laravel Responsecache RESPONSE CACHE REQUESTS APP 1 2
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    Small sites Shared hosting Backups by hosting provider Did not

    do anything regarding backups ourselves Hosting Up until a few year ago
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    Bigger applications Learned basic server management through resources like serversforhackers.com

    Digital Ocean Forge / Ansible Hosting How we are currently doing it
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    Horror Story #1 Earlier today, our Cloud Operations team was

    alerted to some performance issues affecting the physical server that hosts your droplet. … The damage was serious enough that this droplet was lost and not able to be restored. One fine morning I got this mail from Digital Ocean Full story: https://murze.be/2016/02/today-digitalocean-lost-our-entire-server/
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    Horror Story #2 This message is a follow-up to our

    previous emails. Despite the very best efforts of our engineering and datacenter operations teams, unfortunately the host machine that your cloud server resides on was not able to be recovered. At this point, there is complete data loss on the server. Horror can occur everywhere. A mail from Rackspace: Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3982571
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    Relying on DO backups 
 is not enough! Only weekly

    snapshots Potentially a lot of data could get lost All the backups in the same datacenter If data center is down backups can’t be accessed or restored
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    DIY: A bash script Hosted service: https://ottomatik.io/ Open source: BackupPC,

    Bacula Solutions Do not put your eggs in one basket
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    https://serversforhackers.com/video/backup-to-s3 interface Dumps the database with mysqldump Uploads dump +

    files using was cli tool to S3 Use cron to frequently run script Downside: no notifications when something goes wrong
 
 A bash script
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    Backups as a service Not free Easy to use interface

    Bring your own storage Ottomatik.io
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    Open source software Installed onto a control server SSH’s into

    servers to be backed up Uses hard links to save disk space Some system administration knowledge is required to setup up BackupPC SERVERS BackupPC SSH
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    Backup files and databases to one or more filesystems Cleanup

    old backups Sending notifications Easily installed into any Laravel application Laravel Backup
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    Backups use a lot of storage Artisan task to clean

    up old backups Fully configurable Will never delete the youngest backup Grandfather-father-son rotation scheme Cleanup old backups
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    Grandfather-father-son rotation scheme FEW TIMES A DAY DAILY (16) WEEKLY

    (8) MONTHLY (4) YEARLY(2) KEEP
 EVERYTHING KEEP DAILY BACKUPS KEEP WEEKLY BACKUPS KEEP MONTHLY BACKUPS KEEP YEARLY BACKUPS
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    Detects when no backups were made in a certain amount

    of days Detects if there is too much storage used Fully configurable Monitor backups
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    On (un)successful events (backup failed, youngest backup is too old,

    backup uses too much storage …) Fully configurable Mail, Slack, Telegram, Pushover, … https://github.com/laravel-notification-channels Sending notifications
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    Your Laravel app may break Server may be down Install

    the package in a Laravel app on a separate server Monitor the backups of all your apps from there Monitoring best practices
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    Install a Laravel app on the same server Point the

    configuration the the database/directories you which to backup Profit! Backing up a non Laravel app
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    Backup to multiple filesystems Get notified when something goes wrong

    Cleans up older backups Easy installation Cost: one postcard Benefits
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    Drawbacks Only use this for small to medium sized apps

    Can consume quite a bit a of disk space while backing up Application has credentials to access the backups No restore options
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    Version 4 PHP 7 / Laravel 5.3, 5.4 Laravel 5.3’s

    native notification capabilities Version 3: PHP 5.6 / Laravel 5.1, 5.2
 Custom notification system: Mail, Log, Slack, Pushover, Telegram Requirements
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    Do not rely solely on backups of your service provider

    Take care of backups yourself as well Many options available both free and paid Laravel Backup can help you out (cost: one postcard) Summary