Mobile Back up?



  • @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.



  • But you could do something as simple as syncing do a desktop or VM somewhere, if you wanted.



  • @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    What about the backup of the nextcloud instance?

    You could back up your NextCloud to an external Storage instance like Amazon S3 or Wasabi (this one seems to be a good deal at the moment -- $5 / TB /month).



  • @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Isn't the whole Idea behind Nextcloud is to be used as a back up of the primary storage for devices? I haven't looked into this enough to tell you one way or the other as to how I would back up the back up, Probably would take @scottalanmiller 's advice and back it up to a VM . . .



  • @scottalanmiller said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    What about the backup of the nextcloud instance?

    That backup of the backup would be a completely different question.

    What makes NextCloud a backup?



  • @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Isn't the whole Idea behind Nextcloud is to be used as a back up of the primary storage for devices?

    Hardly. That's the same as saying "isn't a mapped drive a backup"? No, it's just a form of storage. Nothing is a backup, if it is the original.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Isn't the whole Idea behind Nextcloud is to be used as a back up of the primary storage for devices?

    Hardly. That's the same as saying "isn't a mapped drive a backup"? No, it's just a form of storage. Nothing is a backup, if it is the original.

    Fair enough, I confused the 2 ( Storage and Back up)



  • @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Would you share your Script in a write up on backing up Instances of NextCloud for those who would like to learn more?



  • @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Would you share your Script in a write up on backing up Instances of NextCloud for those who would like to learn more?

    Worth noting that you don't need that much to protect the data. Like if you had photos, you don't need the DB to recovery them. The DB contains the metadata, not the files themselves. If you want to recreate your NextCloud instance, you need the DB. If you only want the pictures protected, you don't.



  • Something very simple:

    https://pastebin.com/zSvJCsCR



  • @scottalanmiller said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Would you share your Script in a write up on backing up Instances of NextCloud for those who would like to learn more?

    Worth noting that you don't need that much to protect the data. Like if you had photos, you don't need the DB to recovery them. The DB contains the metadata, not the files themselves. If you want to recreate your NextCloud instance, you need the DB. If you only want the pictures protected, you don't.

    This is true, but I use nextcloud to share many things with my family etc, so it’s very practical to have the possibility to restore the db also.



  • Whit a script like that and the application inside the snap, you can re-create your instance just restarting the whole snap after the unpacking, no further actions needed.



  • @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    @francesco-provino said in Mobile Back up?:

    @wrcombs If you move the primary storage to the nextcloud instance, this is not backup anymore. How do you effectively backup the nextcloud instance? I use a script I made with borg that stops the service, dump the db etc.

    Would you share your Script in a write up on backing up Instances of NextCloud for those who would like to learn more?

    Worth noting that you don't need that much to protect the data. Like if you had photos, you don't need the DB to recovery them. The DB contains the metadata, not the files themselves. If you want to recreate your NextCloud instance, you need the DB. If you only want the pictures protected, you don't.

    This is true, but I use nextcloud to share many things with my family etc, so it’s very practical to have the possibility to restore the db also.

    Us too, but for only pictures, you could get away with it.



  • @wrcombs said in Mobile Back up?:

    Is there a way to run your own back up server ( virtual ? ) for mobile phones? I am almost out of space on my android, and I know a few people who may need to back up IOS apple products..
    Just a thought, any suggestions? I don't want to lose all of the pictures of my son, but i want them to be easily accessible.

    Edit I should add- outside of plugging into a computer- Basically looking for a cloud based mobile back up for pictures.
    or if anyone knows a way of creating one.

    again, just a thought.
    Thanks in advance.

    I have OneDrive on my Samsung Galaxy S8+, and have had it on my Windows phone prior. It's nice, because it automatically uploads all your pics, videos, documents, etc to your OneDrive account when you are on Wifi (or off if you tell it to).

    It works the same for iPhone too: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onedrive/id477537958?mt=8

    Firefox synchronizes / backs up all my browser stuff.

    Google synchronizes / backs up all my apps, etc.

    I never have to back up anything on my phone, it's all covered. And I can sync my OneDrive stuff on anything else, or access it via Web app.



  • I have Amazon Prime so I get unlimited photo storage through that (including raw image files).


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