This chapter is focused on the three important administrative tasks that play a vital role in disasters. Machines fail! No matter what kind of hardware we buy, there is always a chance that it will not work properly. Additionally, we have to account for human errors. Restoring from backups is the only options in many of such cases. Logging is useful for debugging and auditing the instance. Although these are absolutely required for production grade setups, having backups can be helpful for personal instance owners as well.
ownCloud is a PHP application, and like many other PHP applications out there, there are three important things which constitute ownCloud full backup.