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How do you trust your VPS?

How do you trust your VPS?

DNSbedDNSbed Member
edited August 2012 in General

1 I trust it and run serious service on it.

2 I trust it and run serious service on it, but take the backup everyday.

3 Just so so, run not that important service on it.

4 I don't trust it, just for playing.

Please vote, thanks. :)

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  • u4iau4ia Member

    I, as I'm sure a lot of users here, run the gamut of various providers that I trust at different levels. So the answer is: all of the above :)

  • serverbearserverbear Member
    edited August 2012

    I had a dream a few nights ago about building a distributed service across heaps of VPS providers (all pooling resources together). That way if one goes down it wouldn't matter :P

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  • I'd also probably say all of the above, depends on the provider.

  • ZenZen Member

    all

  • TazTaz Disabled
    edited August 2012

    ->2. No.matter you trust or no, backup everyday. I am actually planning to couple of more I agree box on my signup page that will have these Besides the tos factors, ->I will maintain a regular backup of my contents. ->(This is for let playas) I wont run benchmark 24/7/366 .

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  • 1 and 2 should be the same thing. A backup should always be taken because hardware can fail, people can fail, and all molecules will breakdown eventually. The only time you should ever not take backups of your data is if you can afford to lose it and it will have 0 impact on your life/business.

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  • I do care about my data, however, sometimes I'm just too lazy to back it up!

    Relax brah
  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    2

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  • ZettaZetta Member
    edited August 2012
    1. I'm basically playing a long game of Virtual Russian Roulette.

    When you find that perfect VPS, KEEP IT.

  • Thanks all. I probably choose #2. backup is very important for a VPS application. I once had a VPS with Directspace, they lost my data for two times. That's terrible.:(

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  • @DNSbed said: backup is very important for a VPS application.

    The same can be said for dedicated servers, HA clusters, and storage systems.

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  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    1

    .2

  • NickMNickM Member
    edited August 2012

    My level of trust varies from "not at all" to "I trust it to be down more than it's up". So I do backups hourly and I use OpenStatus to monitor everything.

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    But my tektonic vps before was rock solid, and I didn't need backup for 2 years.

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  • My vote is 2 and 4. I got few free VPS(s) to use for 4 :D

  • I backup every 30 minutes.

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  • RandyRandy Disabled
    edited August 2012

    @jcaleb said: But my tektonic vps before was rock solid, and I didn't need backup for 2 years.

    OK, wait for its hardware to fail :) i am guessing they have at least RAID 10?>

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @Randy said: OK, wait for its hardware to fail :) i am guessing they have at least RAID 10?>

    I quit already bec. they are expensive. I transfered to an LEB and just backup frequently. More cost effective

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  • backups are required even in case of trust. :)

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @prometeus said: backups are required even in case of trust. :)

    Yes, the question is just how often...

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    @jcaleb said: quit already bec. they are expensive. I transfered to an LEB and just backup frequently. More cost effective

    Hahahah, i Wonder which provider is hosting your backup ^^

  • @jcaleb said: Yes, the question is just how often...

    Every data changes :p Every MySQL Databases changes. Every file changes

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  • 1 for main server 1 for secondary server 5 for file backup

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @Randy said: Hahahah, i Wonder which provider is hosting your backup ^^

    Buyvm 128 ovz. I don't have lots of files to backup.

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  • @jcaleb said: But my tektonic vps before was rock solid, and I didn't need backup for 2 years.

    Nobody needs backups until something goes wrong. Nobody will tell you in advance when something will go wrong. Nobody should assume nothing will go wrong. Hence everybody should take backups IF they think the data is valuable.

    I personally only play with vpses. With one exception, all data there is either not mine, not important, not irreplaceable with minimal effort and I do tell ppl that hold data there to do their backups. M

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    lol , :)

    @Maounique said: Nobody needs backups until something goes wrong. Nobody will tell you in advance when something will go wrong. Nobody should assume nothing will go wrong. Hence everybody should take backups IF they think the data is valuable. I personally only play with vpses. With one exception, all data there is either not mine, not important, not irreplaceable with minimal effort and I do tell ppl that hold data there to do their backups

    You are good as always :) Congrats M

  • All for me, too.

    I don't really consider our data on VPSes as 'backups', I consider it more like 'replicated'. I only consider the things we put on S3 to be 'backups'.

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  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff
    edited August 2012

    @Jeffrey said: I do care about my data, however, sometimes I'm just too lazy to back it up!

    Even your clients data?

    Most of us have more than one VPS, but I trust the majority of my VPS's, and backup umm.. never. I've got my backup script somewhere on my NAS, one day I'll be bothered to start backing up.

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  • I backup my VPS's data everyday with Dropbox. My dropbox has upgraded to 18G for free.

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  • @Infinity The ChromiumHosting Shared Hosting server is backed up daily, automatically. :)

    Relax brah
  • @Jeffrey said: The ChromiumHosting Shared Hosting server is backed up daily, automatically. :)

    How about your VPS nodes?

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  • qjqqjq Member

    i thrust my vps everyday

  • I trust R1soft backups

  • @HalfEatenPie his vps nodes probably are not backed up daily because they are unmanaged.

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  • @HalfEatenPie said: How about your VPS nodes?

    He's reselling burst.net

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  • I backup my VPS nodes to a local server daily... But it is a pain in the ass once the data gets alot.

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