Wader - a service to backup and (soon) migrate your services


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We are happy to announce a new service to #ownyourdata.

We are strong believers of the strength of this movement - #ownyourdata.
And we state in our philosophy page, we signed the User Data Manifesto.

What it means it practice?

It means that we offer migration to and from our services for free, and without technical knowledge required from our users. So at any time, you can send us an email, and we’ll help you to migrate to our infrastructure or go away.

Ok, but can I trust you for the future?

Indeed, you shouldn’t, that’s why we are rolling a new service, called wader. The name comes from a migrant bird. And the software is obviously libre!

It is still in beta, and there is a lot to improve, but if you want to try it with your service, just contact us, and we’ll create a secret hash for your application, and then, you’ll get an https endpoint where you can download the last backup whenever you like.

Unattended migration

Unattended backup is nice, it means that if we get mad, you can still get a full backup of your application. But Unattended migration is better!
The idea of the migration endpoint is to shutdown the service, make a dump, send you the zip, and point our Load balancer to the originated IP.
It would mean that you can migrate a service between 2 servers without almost any downtime (just the time to transfer the data between the 2 servers).
This still has to be developed as a lot of care has to be given to the security.

Future

This always have been the objective here to tell people, the best feature is that you can leave, but it is difficult to explain to the end user. We’d love to make this backup compatible with Yunohost, then we can have a button saying: “receive my server at home”. And it would be clear to everybody that with IndieHosters, you #ownyourdata!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate! (or open an issue in GitHub)

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