I have just got an account with rsync.net to backup one of my server’s websites, including the document root for the webserver and all the MySQL databases for them. I made a little more fancy Bash script for storing everything that is a little more complex than just one rsync command and caters for the dumping of the databases to individual named/dated files.
Read the header comments of the file for instructions on usage.
#!/bin/bash # Backup a directory (document root) and all MySQL databases and send to rsync.net. # You must have an account with rsync.net backup service (or similar) and have setup automatic ssh login via keys. # See: http://www.rsync.net/resources/howto/ssh_keys.html # Create the remote RSYNC_PATH using ssh before running the script. # It is best to run this with a cronjob either daily/weekly/monthly, # run it with --quiet in the crontab for no output except from errors # <firstname.lastname@example.org> RSYNC_HOST="" RSYNC_USER="" RSYNC_PATH="" # Do not start or end the path with a / MYSQL_USER="" MYSQL_PASSWORD="" DOCUMENT_ROOT_PATH="" # Do put trailing slash on this path. # No need to edit below lines unless you need to modify behaviour. databases=`mysql -u $MYSQL_USER -p$MYSQL_PASSWORD -e "SHOW DATABASES;" | tr -d "| " | grep -v Database` QUIET=false RSYNC_OPT="-avH" if [ "$@" ] && [ "$@" == "--quiet" ]; then QUIET=true RSYNC_OPT="-avHq" echo "Starting backup.." echo "Dumping all MySQL databases.." fi mkdir -p sql for db in $databases; do if [[ "$db" != "information_schema" ]] && [[ "$db" != "performance_schema" ]] && [[ "$db" != "mysql" ]] && [[ "$db" != _* ]] ; then if [ "$QUIET" = false ]; then echo "Dumping database: $db" fi mysqldump -u $MYSQL_USER -p$MYSQL_PASSWORD --databases $db > sql/`date +%Y%m%d`.$db.sql fi done if [ "$QUIET" = false ]; then echo "Done." echo "Sending SQL databases to $RSYNC_PATH/sql" fi rsync $RSYNC_OPT sql/ $RSYNC_USER@$RSYNC_HOST:$RSYNC_PATH/sql/ if [ "$QUIET" = false ]; then echo "Done." echo "Backing up document root to $RSYNC_PATH/sites" fi rsync $RSYNC_OPT $DOCUMENT_ROOT_PATH $RSYNC_USER@$RSYNC_HOST:$RSYNC_PATH/sites/ if [ "$QUIET" = false ]; then echo "Done." echo "All Done." fi
Make sure to fill in the variables at the top and setup your cron job once you have tested it – checkout rsync.net for their awesome setup and nicely priced remote backup solutions. Their technical support is also most helpful.