Backup to SpiderOak¶
If your inventory has the variables
spideroak_password defined, then SpiderOak will be installed and configured automatically.
The directories being included in the backup for SpiderOak:
- all given directories in the variable
filesdirectories from all Drupal installations
- the MySQL backups from
The SpiderOak client is running in the background, i.e. it detects new, changed or deleted files immediately and backs them up off-site as soon as possible. The way SpiderOak works has some huge advantages:
- All data is being encrypted locally before uploaded to the cloud. Hence, nobody will ever by able to access that data unless they get hold of the account's credentials.
- Changed files overwrite their previous version in the backup, but all older versions are accessible in the SpiderOak account as well.
- Deleted files are moved to their own trash within the off-site backup so that you can restore deleted files as well, should that ever be necessary.