For a BitrixVA based project, just like for any other web project, data safety is always one of the most cherished and cared for aspects.
Since version 4.0, Bitrix Virtual Appliance includes an option to create automatic backups of the website (the contents of /bitrix/home/www/) and the database. The backup files are saved as .tar.gz archives in /home/bitrix/backup/archive/ according to the schedule.
This method has both advantages and disadvantages compared to backup mechanism integrated into Bitrix products:
- Advantages: faster backup and no dependency on project performance capability.
- Disadvantage: you cannot backup files located in cloud storages with this method.
To schedule automatic backup using BitrixVM tools:
Note. Please check the available disk space and regularly delete old backups.