Pressable provides a mechanism to send nightly backups of a site out to a Rackspace Cloudfiles container as a means for customers to keep copies of their data in an external location. We also provide this same offsite backup mechanism for Amazon S3 Buckets as well.
These backups run on a nightly basis and will send backups out to your container on all nights where a change to your fileset occurred since the last backup. We send a copy of your /wp-content/ folder alongside a copy of your database.
To get started, login to your Rackspace Cloud account and navigate to the “Files” link under the “Storage” menu and click on the “Create Container” button.
Give your container a name that is consistent with the files it will hold, choose a region, and a type of container. If you are unsure what type of container type to use, just leave it set as “Private.” Click on the “Create Container” button to finalize the container.
Once you have created your container, click on the drop down menu labeled with your account user name on the top right corner of the screen and select the “Account Settings” menu item. On the resulting page, click on the “Show” link next to the “API Key” item listing and copy your account’s API Key.
Return to your https://my.pressable.com control panel and click into the site you would like to add backups for. From here, select the “Backups” tab and then click the “Edit Backup Settings” button.
Select “Rackspace” as your location.
Enter your Rackspace username, API Key, and container name and click on the “Create Rackspace Backup” button.
If you entered all of your information correctly, you will now see the container listed in your Pressable panel. From here, navigate back to the backups tab and click on the “Activate” button to activate and enable the backup job.
Your first backup will be delivered to your Rackspace Cloudfiles Container when the next backup cycle runs.