You’ve heard of Updraft, right?

It has been integral into providing our clients peace and mind when it comes to backups, but also it enabled us to replicate changes to our failover server seamlessly.

That said, we wouldn’t say the plugin works well on our advanced tech stack.

This is because we use Docker for our websites. Docker is great as it provides a bespoke hosting environment for your website. However, in order for your website to have consistent access to it’s files, we use volumes. These volumes map directories within the Docker container to the host server.

Updraft does not work with volumes!

It is not exactly forgiving either, should you wish to restore a file from a backup. You will lose all your files.

So, for now we’ve removed Updraft from all our websites and we manage backups outside of Docker.