Backups are hard. Especially for heavily distributed systems. As we split our apps more and more into micro services, creating backups is no longer a single task nor in a single place. Instead, it involves data from different sources in different locations. This is where the PHP Backup Utility (phpbu) steps in to make your life easier. Besides the backup process itself, I will talk about the challenge of connecting the dev and the ops and a way to use your backups in your daily routine. All to make sure your data is ready to be restored in case of a disaster scenario.