[UPDATE: (2/8/2018 @18:12): The BBUS Forums are being restored over the next couple weeks. For now, I have turned the forums OFF to perform maintenance tasks, and if I work on them again, I will turn them back on to do the work. We had to rebuild the forums from the ground up using the most current version. The problem was that the sql database I had backed up for the Forums was named for the database I thought I backed up, but it was WRONG, so I dropped that database and did a reinstall, then removed data that was not needed – This Data was from a BLOG install, so that was not useful for a board install – I will backup the database again when we get most of the work completed, so we don’t miss the data, and I will be backing up content soon after ~Brian]
Following that, I will be making upgrades to the WordPress Installs systemwide, on the advice of our WordPress Guru (Jeff Weisbein, of Besttechie Holdings) – He has made suggestions for better security and performance, and I will be making these changes on all domains, if possible.
Next week, I will PRUNE the number of FULL and Monthly backups we have of critical files on the system, so that we have the most current, and the next oldest backup in all categories: These things are getting BIG, so we need to prune these back, and I HAVE to figure out which directories I should NOT back up, because it would take forever to do this if files keep changing as they are backed up, and some directories are NOT needed to be backed up, or recommended to back up, chief of these being directories that are temp directories or /run, /proc, /tmpfs, etc – I will be checking to see which ones I can skip, and make sure that they are NOT backed up – I want to make sure that my backups can be restored and are not going to be corrupted.
Each Day that I decide to do something, it will most likely be anytime between 8am and NOON or 1PM to 3PM – I will take it slow and steady, and make sure we do this right, but the basic idea is that I will tackle something every few days until I am satisfied that we are up to date – Automation is good, but I want to be sure we can restore and backup files without errors – Once we can do this, then it will be easy to command a backup of anything we need.