Forum has been configured with a regular backup plan.
Was planning on doing it to my own NAS but after a bit of thought I figured best not have the site anywhere near my personal network for both security and privacy concerns on both ends so a backup plan has been configured with the hosting company itself meaning the data never leaves the data-centre.
Been wanting to configure the backup since day 1 but there was an additional cost to it so have been hesitating. However seeing as the forum clearly has shown it is wanted and presumably will see more use once public it only feels right to make sure it's protected.
Next up is setting up another server for the archive and start publishing the old topics as I merge them one by one. Still need to find a way to optimise the pages since in the current form it tries to load the whole page 💀