July 11, 2014

If you run your own website, it goes without saying that backing up your files and database is essential. Regularly doing a backup copy locally on the server might be adequate to avoid some kinds of disasters, but the best is to have an extra backup at a remote location. Amazon S3 is a perfect solution for this job. In this post, I will describe how to set up a Linux cron job to automatically back up your website and send a copy of the backup to S3 using the AWS command line interface (CLI).