Backing up your Laravel app

Backing up your Laravel app

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Freek Van der Herten

January 30, 2016
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    About me Freek Van der Herten Partner & developer at

    Spatie @freekmurze https://murze.be
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    About Spatie SINCE 2003 Websites, applications en webshops TEAM 4

    developers, 1 manager 
 SPECIALIZATION Laravel development
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    Small sites Shared hosting Backups by hosting provider Did not

    do anything regarding backups ourselves Hosting & backups Up until a few year ago
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    Bigger applications Easy server management through resources like serversforhackers.com, Forge

    Digital Ocean DO Backup service Hosting & backups How we are currently doing it
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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 Digital Ocean is down backups can’t be accessed
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    Do not but your eggs in one basket BackupPC Bacula

    https://ottomatik.io/ Solutions
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    Open source software Spatie creates a lot of it ±

    60 packages on Packagist ± 200 000 downloads https://spatie.be/opensource https://github.com/spatie
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    Compatible with Laravel 5.x Easy installation Can backup files and

    databases Leverages Laravel’s Cloud Filesystem Can be integrated in your deployment workflow Laravel Backup package
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    Drawbacks Will not run if your application is completely broken

    No notifications if a backup is successful or fails No restore options