Real men do not take backups, but they cry a lot
But I rather not cry too much 🙂 I try to have a good backup solution. After all, I do spend an awful lot of time creating data; it would hurt a lot if it were lost by accident. Especially since a backup is easy to set up and cheap.
Amazon S3 is my go-to solution for cloud data storage. It is designed never to lose data and to be resilient to disasters. On top of that, it is cheap.
In this article, I dive into what you need to know about Amazon S3 before you start using it for your backup solution.
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In my continuous effort to make my setup as redundant as possible, the next step is to add a load balancer. I ran into a few problems while setting it up, allowing me to share my experience.
- It is not possible to have the apex record of a domain point to a CNAME.
- Moving the domain names of a service that runs HTTPS requires great care.
I added a network load balancer to sit in front of my Docker hosts to allow them to be fall over for each other. After that, I moved datadriven-investment.com to www.datadriven-investment.com because of the problem with apex DNS record mentioned above.
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