Not automagically, but before we write a post that may be construed as being even slightly critical of everyone’s favorite hacktivists, we thought it prudent to take a snapshot of our current vps for easy restoration against an unprovoked attack.
Why not? We have the space, and snapshots are free as long as there is space available.
Solid advice to any blogger writing even the most innocuous critique of any “grey area” groups.
Backup, backup, backup… before you post. There are tons of ways to backup your blog and people have their preferred methods.
Taking a snapshot of the VPS is quick, clean, and easily restored through our service providers web gui. In case the miscreants had more skillz than your average script kiddie.This method makes sure you recover any area the hacker may have had access to on your server.
We will write the post in draft mode until complete. Then just before clicking the publish button we will kick off a vps snapshot. Once the snapshot is complete we are safe to publish away.
Eventually the hacktivists will forget about our story and move on to the next big threat to their disposition.
Once the coast is clear we can reload the snapshot with the draft of the post in question, and republish immediately.
With this snapshot saved to an “undisclosed location” (Only the former Vice President knows where?). Never losing any data we can restore this vps server with this snapshot method indefinitely, or until the antisec groups get bored with us. Whichever comes first.
This advise has run longer than we expected. Look for our upcoming review of this past weekends Anonymous actions in our next post.