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How Vaultpress saved my Windows 8 website from over 2000 404 errors

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So imagine running a very successful Windows 8 blog with thousands of daily visitors.

Imagine working with your technical staff to upgrade and update a piece of your site (Windows 8 Forums) and then disaster happens – the update goes bad and all your forum data is gone.

Just like that, thousands of posts and Google rich data is gone.

Obviously, you do a restore and go back to the version of your site that was fine before the update right?

Well.. just imagine that you’re caught in the perfect storm of nonsense and your hosting company has erased that backup and (really) do not have a way to restore your data? – More on that later believe me..

What do you do when your business is looking really shaky and this disaster has struck?

This is not a fantasy – it happened here on this site and it looked very grim for a while.

LUCKILY my friends, a few weeks ago I had signed up for Vaultpress.

Vaultpress homepage

Vaultpress homepage

What is Vaultpress? Well, from their site:

VaultPress provides realtime, continuous backup and synchronization of every post, comment, media file, revision and dash­board setting across at least two separate cloud services in addition to the Automattic grid, ensuring no loss of content.

How? Using WordPress hooks to receive alerts when information changes on your site, VaultPress immediately syncs all of your changes with our servers. The net result? 11 copies of your data, backed up continuously and in real time.

Using Vaultpress, you have a dashboard that is dedicated to giving you a real time view of your website.

Vaultpress Dashboard 1

Vaultpress Dashboard 1

On the dashboard, you can see backups, statistics and activity all related to your website.

They also have a real time one click restore function that is able to restore your website from scratch.

Here’s a look at the backup engine chugging for my site..

Vaultpress Backups

Vaultpress Backups

As you can see, it’s tracking database data, theme files, plugins and uploads.

Long story short, my tech team was able to go back to a previous date, extract my forum tables and reimport and restore my Windows 8 Forums.

Vaultpress saved my ass and I thought I would share that with you.

If you’re a blogger who has a substantial amount of data that you want to protect, you NEED to sign up with Vaultpress.

Check out their plans here.

P.S. I am not an affiliate. :-)

P.P.S. It only takes one perfect storm to wipe out your blog.. believe me.

NOTE - If you would like to find out more about the next version of Microsoft Windows - Windows 9, here are some links you should probably check out.

  • Eddie

    Wow, you sure got lucky. Nice job on signing up for that. :)

  • Edgarzevallos

    hola los saludo des de lima peru y les quiero decir que lo que estan logrando con windows 8 es para el futuro inmediato de todos una realidad que acorta mas las distancia entre la humanidad y nos pone mas comunicados espero que tenga en cuenta la comunicacion celular por estan unidas  en las cosas cotidianas el uso del internet ya sea en casa a fuera de ella  en cas es la pc o la table o el naubook y en la calle es el celular cuedense un abrazo de oso para todos des de lima peru se despide edgar paul zevallos vilchez

  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onuora,

    That’s the way and should be. I always find the way out of trouble before it’s too late. After you introduce EASUS to do backups and Auslogics, I started to think how files are really important to unlock the past events, I even bought an extra external disk just in case when the hard disk disobeyed orders, and it has shown a great comfort in maintaining the computer data.  Disasters on computer may strike any time without notice and never care who ever the master behind the machines. Destruction on the system may then lead to frustrations, and we have to get well prepared for loosing the precious data that was stored from time to time. Then what’s left is the remaining wreckage that was ruin by an unfrendlyness events on computers.  Next, is to rebuild what was destroyed if we still want to proceed.  For most of the huge companies where important data are stored, responsibility is a priority to maintain a good data systems. I used this strategy on my dell inspiron 8600 even though my data is not so important but it helps. Thank you.

  • Quocka

    Well done, Onuora!
    Love your new picture! Withg a distasterl ike that no wonder you look different! Just kidding!

    Regards

    John Campbell

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