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I'm looking for a nice, easy, no-hassle (is that possible?) way to back up everything in our /big/dom/xdomain directory on a routine basis. I want to back up this to my local machine for safe-keeping, etc. We have a total of about 18MB used out of our now 250MB total, and have no MySQL databases or anything else too fancy.
I'm curious what others use, and what you routinely back up-everything in the directory, or mostly the /www directory?
Just looking for for input from other FQ'ers!
10-27-2003, 05:25 PM
I use SmartFTP (http://www.smartftp.com/) to back up everything in www and subfolders and I back up the cgi-bin separately. I don't think I backup /big/dom/xdomain, but if I could use that as a starting point for backing everything, I will. I haven't made many full site back-ups all at once.
For the automated backup of all my sites I do the following:
Use cron to schedule a tar, gzipped backup. The output files are saved to a "backups" directory with a filename that contains the date and account. I schedule the backups on different accounts to run at different times. Some accounts backup 2 times per day.
At home I have a PC running XP that has ncftp installed. Using the windows scheduler I run a job hourly to pull down and then delete any files that exist in the "backups" directory.
From the PC, I burn the downloaded files to two CD copies and offsite one.
For database backups I use scripts similar to the ones on the tutorials and they write to the same "backup" directory and get downloaded with the regular backups.
These run whether I am around or not. As long as there is space on the PC I am covered. Makes it possible to leave for the weekend.
10-27-2003, 06:02 PM
rsync. probably some past posts on the topic.
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