fourfridays Backup Infrastructure

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Jan. 3, 2018


We have implemented further redundancy to our infrastructure with database and critical file backups to Amazon S3. In addition, the backups on S3 are archived to Google Cloud Storage Nearline.

The backups are executed on a daily basis with a 60 day retention period.

The above redundancies are in addition to our weekly backups of the entire infrastructure. In theory this provides a triple redundancy to the entire infrastructure distributed over three cloud platforms.

Cloud Infrastructure Backup Type Backup Frequency
DigitalOcean Backups Entire infrastructure excluding media files Weekly
Amazon S3 Database and critical files Daily
Google Nearline All Amazon S3 Buckets including media files Daily

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