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AWS EC2 Instance Ubuntu Server Wordpress Full Backup

Dustin Stanley
Last Modified: 2017-11-15
So this week I have learned some things the hard way unfortunately. I have a T2.Medium EC2 Instance on a Ubuntu Server. I had decided to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

I am a newbie but have some experience in this. I thought I had done this right and I made a snap shot of my volume image weekly.

Well after I have no idea what exactly happened but I could not access or repair my WordPress website after I upgraded. So I thought I would open a new instance using my AMI snapshot. But this didn't work either as the new instance was also the new 16.04 ubuntu.....

So my question is I know the newer version is better for security reasons and more but

how do I make a complete back up of my system so this happens again I can revert back and work on the solution on the side until I am sure the new upgrade works 100%?   And yes I know I should had done this the first time but lesson learned.
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