A simple Ansible playbook for backing up databases and folders tested for Bluehost but should work for any kind shared hosting. Ideal for triggering with a cron.
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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.

Requirements

In the source machine:

  • Ansible

In the remote machine

  • ssh access
  • mysql-python

Instructions

  • Configure it by rename vars.sample.yml to vars.yml and fil in with your own details.
  • Edit the hosts file to point to your server or servers.
  • Run it: ansible-playbook -i hosts main.yml.

You can filter by tags:

  • databases To backup only databases.
  • folders To backup only folders.
  • notify To 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