Cloud Backup for ActiveCollab 3

Thank you for your interest in Cloud Backup for activeCollab 3 — below we’ve outlined the steps needed to configure your Cloud Backup module — you’ll also need an Amazon S3 account as your destination in the Cloud for all your backups, this is an extremely affordable storage solution (Less than 15 cents per GB of data ) you can learn more about Amazon S3 here: http://aws.amazon.com/s3/#getting-started

To install Cloud Backup, here are some step by step screenshots to help you with installing ActiveCollab modules: http://members.activelabs.ca/how-to-install-3rd-party-custom-modules-activecollab-3/ or you can follow the Read Me steps in the document provided.

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  1. Enable/Disable – Enable your cloud backup configuration once you’ve filled out all the details
  2. Number of Backups – Select the number of backups you’d like to keep (this prevents your Amazon S3 storage from being filled with backups — it’s very affordable but every penny counts right?
  3. Schedule – Decide if you’d like to backup weekly, daily, monthly — and choose the date and time — this allows you to time your backup the best way for your needs. Keep in mind this schedule relies on your Scheduled Tasks within activeCollab — if you don’t yet have these setup, you can learn more about them here: http://members.activelabs.ca/activecollab-3-how-to-setup-scheduled-tasks-using-cpanel/
  4. Location – Currently we offer Amazon S3 location backups, please let us know if you’d like to see additional backup locations — we’ll aim to add these to the roadmap. To find your Amazon S3 keys, you can learn more here: https://portal.aws.amazon.com/gp/aws/securityCredentials To learn more about how much Amazon S3 storage costs go to: http://aws.amazon.com/s3/faqs/#How_much_does_Amazon_S3_cost
  5. Email notifciation – Choose your preferred method to be notified of Cloud Backup’s activity — choose to be notified only if there is an issue or to be notified anytime Cloud Backup runs.
  6. Cloud Backup Type – We’ve provided you with a variety of options to backup key areas of your activeCollab data — you can backup one or all variables by selecting the checkbox related to the data you would like to backup. i.e. Database, Uploaded Files and Images, Config Files, and Custom Folder — containing any custom modules, authorizations and layouts.
  7. Archive Method – With the growing size of data, for most servers we recommend the tar archive command method — this allows for faster backups with no modifications to your php memory limits (if you don’t know what this is, just be thankful you don’t have to do this). As an alternative, we also offer zip method via php — to be used in rare cases where tar method might not be available.
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