Setting up SnapShooter on your GridPane Server

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Hey, I saw your post in GridPane’s group about Snapshooter and I am ready to give it a try. Do you have any recommended steps for the setup? I can see there is GridPane as a source but also is in alpha stage and I want something to use in production. I have to choose WordPress because Multiple WordPress is on alpha too. My question here is if I install the WordPress Backup How I now which site to target? Thanks in advance. @Simon ( Please consider to add as an External storage provider Dropbox.

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What is SnapShooter?

SnapShooter is a wonderful service or SaaS rather, from a lovely person named Simon. It allows you to backup cloud provider snapshots, files and databases to S3 and S3 supported storage. It also has recipes for specific applications such as GridPane or Unifi Controllers.

What’s can SnapShooter backup?

Here’s what SnapShooter can backup at the time of this writing. Always check out their website for updates, and comment below if this page needs to be updated 🙂

Supported Storage Providers

  • Digital Ocean Space
  • Amazon S3
  • Wasabi
  • Backblaze B3

Supported Provider Snapshots

  • Digital Ocean
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Amazon Lightsail
  • Exoscale
  • Hetzner
  • Upcloud

Supported Databases

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB

Supported Applications

  • Server file backups
  • MySQL All Databases
  • Laravel (File + MySQL)
  • Laravel (File + PostgreSQL)
  • Ghost (File + MySQL)
  • Typo3 (File + MySQL)
  • Unifi Cloud Controller
  • Forge Whole Server (File + MySQL)
  • WordPress (File + MySQL)
  • GridPane (File+MySQL
  • Multiple WordPress sites (File+MySQL)

Step 1 – Sign-up with Snapshooter

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This is the easy part, visit and sign up for a 14-day trial. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you have multiple team members you can invite them later.

Step 2 – Choose and Setup a Storage Provider

In this guide we’re not using provider snapshots, since I currently don’t utilize this feature for GridPane servers. I specifically use OVH and custom bare metal servers.

SnapShooter provides popular S3 compatible storage providers, Amazon S3, Digital Ocean Space, Wasabi and Backblaze B3.

Personally, I use Back blaze B3 due to the cost and I’ve personally been with them for 5 years and have completed a successful recovery of my primary workstation using their “send a drive” service as the data was over 2TB in size. No issues and all the data was fully recovered successfully. You can sign up for Backblaze here.

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