Need some advice on backups
As you all know Almalinux support is available in beta and i decided to give it a try as my server is very old (centos6 and interworx 6)
Purchased another server with Almalinux installed to hopefully install with Interworx 7 and then migrate over from my old server.
Not as easy as i thought the interworx install went ok but final activation had an issue so had to scrap that server and reinstall os again. Now on my fourth os reinstall, very frustrating and datacenter not to happy
Must say as i pointed out to support i cannot believe that you have to totally reinstall the server just because the last bit of the interworx install fails at activation.
Anyway lets move on, i have a backup server that i use to backup siteworks accounts, backing up a server os is not as simple as the accounts though. Looking for a way or a provider to backup the whole server before the interworx install is run.
If it fails i can then return to a restore just before the install was run.
May be to costly for me but cannot keep reinstalling the os.
Just looking at soladrive, servers in the uk are priced reasonable as well.
Acronis and R1soft do bare metal restore from what i am reading.
Bare metal restore looks complicated to me, very different to just backing up Siteworx accounts.
I once had a server with a company that had the option to install any os myself with a few clicks, was so easy.
Thanks for your reply