How Do I Backup My Files Stored On Contabo's S3 Object Storage?

How do I backup my files stored on Contabo's S3 Object Storage?

Below is a guide to a very simple way to perform backup of files you with only rclone being used. You could use more specific tools to create e.g. archives of the files you want to backup and use rclone to store them safely on Contabo's S3 Object Storage. 

How do I backup my files stored on Contabo's S3 Object Storage using rclone?

  1. We assume that the files and folder you want to backup are in folder /home/user/backup for our examples.

  2. Setup rclone as described here.

  3. We assume the S3 Object Storage to have a bucket called backup for our examples.

  4. run the following command to store the files on your Object Storage:
    rclone sync -P /home/user/backup eu2:backup/
  5. You can of course run this command on a recurring schedule with crontab or Windows Task Scheduler

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