What are my backup options for a remote MangoES box?
I have been tasked with figuring out how to backup the MangoES unit installed at a customer site that is some distance from our office. We can go to the customer if needed (20 minute drive). The MangoES box automates a rock crushing operation at a sand/gravel mine. At the moment, we would need to go onsite to access the box on the customer's local network to communicate via SSH (as I understand?). All that we normally use is the redirect link via mangoautomation.net to access dglux and Mango at the site from our office..
My questions follow the resource links that I have found...
I have looked at the wiki and found the following resources:
Does following the instructions in Link1 above back up only the Mango files only and not the DgLux files?
This type of backup (Link1) is storing the files on the same "drive" as the system & Mango?
If we can figure out how to SSH from our office to the MangoES at the remote location, does the iDrive option give us our best option for backup to a separate drive.
Is is possible (and how to do it.)... to put in a USB drive (ie: 128GB usb thumb drive) into one of the USB ports of the MangoES and backup specific directories or the entire MangoES box?
I think it to be quite obvious, but should we be doing both local and off box/off site backups?
Should we do both backup setups in the System Settings as available in the "Mango NoSQL Information" and "Configuration Backup Settings" items of that Mango page (see attached pic).
Are there any other backup settings/options that are available that I couldn't find that we should consider using?
I ask some of these questions because I don't know how much bandwidth is available at the site to move a full backup to iDrive, nor do I fully understand all of what gets backed up using the iDrive backup as discussed in links 2&3 above.