Ansible - Remote Bluehost backups
A simple Ansible playbook for remotely backing up databases and folders tested for Bluehost but should work for any kind shared hosting or server. Ideal for triggering with a cron.
In the source machine:
In the remote machine
- ssh access
- Configure it by rename
vars.ymland fil in with your own details.
- Edit the
hostsfile to point to your server or servers.
- Run it:
ansible-playbook -i hosts main.yml.
You can filter by tags:
databasesTo backup only databases.
foldersTo backup only folders.
notifyTo send an email notification.
Optionally create a cron job like this:
Database backups at 9pm every day
0 21 * * * cd /path/to/playbook; ansible-playbook -i hosts main.yml --tags databases --skip-tags notify
Folders backups at 9pm every Sunday
0 21 * * 7 cd /path/to/playbook; ansible-playbook -i hosts main.yml --tags folders