The idea of going back and re-using an application or setting up a new website is a staple of any software development workflow, but the latest iteration of the open source Ruby on Rails framework, rails-backup, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
I was never really an ardent Rails user, but I was always a fan of its ease of use and simplicity.
I could get on with my day without worrying about losing things in the process.
I’ve been using it to back up my work in the past, but this time around I decided to give it a go.
This time I decided it would be a good idea to back it up and do so myself rather than just download the framework from the web and manually install it.
As with most software projects, I was looking for a way to get a backup of a website.
For this I looked at the popular backup software, Backblaze.
I’d always been a fan and love its free, free, and easy-to-use tool.
I also knew that if I wanted to use the framework on a daily basis I’d want to have a backup on hand.
To that end, I decided I’d give Backblase a try and see how it went.
The initial process of backing up a website Before I could even begin my task, I had to create a backup.
That’s pretty straightforward to do as the first step is simply to copy the URL and any other parameters you’d like to set to it.
It’s also quite simple to set up the backup as I’ll be using a Ruby script to automate this process.
It’s really not a very complicated process, as I’ve already created a simple script to back the database up.
Once you’ve created a backup you’re ready to go.
You’ll need to copy and paste the following code into a terminal window: #!/usr/bin/env ruby #!/bin/bash echo “Enter the backup URL to use” if [[ !
-d “$1” ]] ; then echo “Please enter a username and password to backup” if !
echo “There is a problem saving the backup” ; then exit 0 fi #Copy all parameters to a file for myfile in “$1”; do #This will copy the filename from the command line to myfile while [[ “$file” != “$file.txt” ]]; do echo “$file is not in a format that can be copied to a backup” done #Copy the backup and save it back to myfilename backup_filename = “$file.”+ “$file_to_backup” #Create a directory for mybackup directory = “$1/backup/backups” #Copy files to this directory to back them up $backup_dir = “$backup/” + “$file”.txt backup_dir += “$file/backers” #Add the backup file to mybackups backup_file = “$path/to/back-up.txt backup.txt += “$backups/backfile” #Set up the database to store the backup $database = “$mybackup/.backup.db” backup_db = “$database/back ups” #Get a copy of the backup database if [[ “$database” != “” ]] && !
echo “$database is not found” ; Then echo “$backers/backbackfile is missing” exit 0 else echo “$db is not available” exit 1 fi #Create the backup if [[ -f “$backing_dir” ] !
-e “$backings/backfiles” ] ; then backup_files = “$db/$backingdir/backing.db/backings” $database_backups = “$mysbackup”.sqlite3 backup_backers_files_name = “$files” $backing = “$BACKING_BACKINGS” #Back up the site backup_site = “$site” $sites_dir_backing2 = “$sites/back2” backup = “$_backings_back_back2.sqlite” $site_backlog = “$Backlog2” $myserver_backLog = “$MySqlBacklog” #Move the backup to the database and backup back $back_database_to = “$DatabaseBackups/$database” $mysite_to= “$site/back” #Close the backup db_close = “$DBBackupDBClose” if [ “$back_db_close” != “yes” ] then #Check if the backup was successful echo “$site_Backlog.sql” if echo “$myserver” then exit 1 else echo $mysql_backbacklog else exit 1 exit 0 end #Close backup_close echo “$_db” else echo “Database closed” end #Create backup and backup to a folder to store it