Backup

Full backup
Full backup – definition of a full backup
  • Know-how

You may have previously experienced one of the following scenarios: your computer got wet, you dropped a hard drive, or your server was hacked. Now the damage is done. Disbelievingly, the expert you called asks: “Don’t you have a backup?” Though creating a complete backup of all of your data can take a long time, it’s definitely worth it. We explain everything you need to know here.

Full backup – definition of a full backup
Windows 10: creating a backup
How to backup Windows 10
  • Configuration

In Windows 10, making a backup is the most secure way to protect your data in the event of a system crash or hardware issue. The Windows 10 backup allows you to save all your programs, private data, and system settings as an exact system image. If your computer or laptop gets damaged, the Windows 10 backup can easily be transferred to another device.

How to backup Windows 10
Creating Mac Backups
How to back up your Mac
  • Configuration

You can use the native software Time Machine to create a complete backup of your Mac computer in just a few steps. We’ll guide you through starting and running the backup process and show you other ways to back up data on Macs – from manual backups to cloud-based services.

How to back up your Mac
WordPress: domain change and domain transfer
How to transfer or change your WordPress domain
  • Blogs

WordPress websites are always subject to change. Some users may be dissatisfied with their provider and want to change web host, while others may be unhappy with their current domain name and want a new web address. With WordPress, it’s easy to transfer domains and change providers, whether you work with your own WordPress installation or use wordpress.com.

How to transfer or change your WordPress domain
Dropbox vs. Google Drive
Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services
  • Tools

Cloud storage can be used for a variety of functions including sharing photos, collaborating on documents and backing up important files. There are loads of cloud storage solution providers to choose from. In the following article, we will compare two of the longest standing ones out there and their key features. Dropbox vs. Google Drive – which provider should you choose?

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services
Backing up data
Backing up data: methods and storage media
  • Security

Whether important documents or holiday photos: regular data backups on your PC or smartphone should be part of your digital routine. A regular back up of data is crucial for all companies, especially since more and more processes are being digitalized. Find out what’s important when backing up data, how to perform a data back up, and what the pros and cons of various storage media are.

Backing up data: methods and storage media
PostgreSQL backup
PostgreSQL backup with pg_dump and pg_restore
  • Security

Creating database backups is one of the standard tasks of web and system admins. Each database management system comes with its own tools for creating backups. PostgreSQL has the command line programs pg_dump and pg_restore. The command line interface psql is also used. We’ll present you with the most common backup scenarios with examples of the required code.

PostgreSQL backup with pg_dump and pg_restore
MySQL backup
MySQL backup with MySQL dump
  • Security

You might already know this warning message if you work with WordPress or similar CMS; “Create a backup of the database before updating”. The mysqldump tool is often used to create the backup. But what does MySQL dump mean? We’ll explain what is meant by this term and show you how to create a database backup with the mysqldump tool.

MySQL backup with MySQL dump
WordPress plugins for securing your website
The best WordPress backup plugins
  • Blogs

If you have invested a lot of time and effort in your WordPress project, you should ensure you have an adequate backup solution. With a WordPress backup plugin, you can manage how your data is backed up in the popular content management system to counteract data loss in the long run. Why are these extensions so important? And which plugins are available?

The best WordPress backup plugins
Docker backup
Docker: Backup and restore
  • Security

Docker is a convenient way to manage containerized applications. While there is no uniform approach for creating backups of individual Docker data, there are several different commands which can be used in combination. We’ll show you how to create and restore Docker backups in our dedicated article. Let’s get started.

Docker: Backup and restore