Backup your Skynet Data - Howto
Skynet do not provide backups of User data. It is each skynet members responsibility to backup their own data (files located in /home/username/*, email, mysql data etc.) This how-to covers backing up your /home/username/ files, and is aimed at the basic user.
Backup Home Directory
cd $HOME # this makes sure you are at 'root' of your home directory. tar -czvf myhomebackup_todaysdate.tgz --exclude myhomebackup_todaysdate.tgz . # tar is a free archiving utility (similar to winzip on windows) # c=create z=compress f=backupfilename v=verbose. The --exclude is to exclude the backup file itself. The . (fullstop) says to backup all files in the current directory. # Note: this may take a few minutes depending on how big your home directory is. The verbose output will be in alphabetical order so you can see what files are currently been added to the archive. chmod 700 myhomebackup_todaysdate.tgz # this sets permissions so only you can read/copy/access/delete the archive.
You then need to copy your backup to *your* computer or to a external hard drive etc. I recommend using WINSCP located here http://www.skynet.ie/guide/basic/WinSCP.exe to access your skynet files and to copy the archive to your computer.
Make sure to delete the archive - myhomebackup_todaysdate.tgz - off skynet once you have copied it off skynet.
cd $HOME rm myhomebackup_todaysdate.tgz
Backup MySQL Data
This is already covered in the MySQL Skynet User guide, located here: https://wiki.skynet.ie/Users/mysql#advanced
We'll leave this for another day. Email alladmins at skynet.ie if you want to find out more in the meantime.