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    SitePoint Zealot brakai295's Avatar
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    Autmoated Back-up Service for Websites

    Hi there,

    I've asked a similar question a few months ago, but nobody had an answer.

    I'm still looking for a website/service that allows me to automate the backups of my websites.

    Ideally I would leave ftp accesses and this service would backup predetermined folders and databases.

    Does anyone know of such a service? Maybe it's a good business idea?! :-)

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    You could take a look at places like bytefortress.net (their Backup2Go service is great!), bqbackup.com or remdisk.com

    As long as you are happy with rsync, ftp etc you should be happy with one of those.

    The bytefortress backup2go is about 50 cents a Gb and I have used that quite happily in the past.

    Not sure what control panel you use on your website but most of them let you ftp to a remote server.

    Hope that helps,
    Ry

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    do you want to back them up locally to your own computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaxs View Post
    do you want to back them up locally to your own computer?
    no it would be nice if an online service does all this for me. I put in the ftp details and location information once and the backup service downloads and zips the data onto another backup webspace. This way I don't need to worry about anything.

    Isn't there one of those cool new Web 2.0 companies out there that offers such a service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justahost View Post
    You could take a look at places like bytefortress.net (their Backup2Go service is great!), bqbackup.com or remdisk.com
    thanks for this tip! I had a quick look at there website and this backup2go service seems affordable. however, i can't find any proper information on their website.

    what does this service exactly do/include? Can I only upload files to their server or does it download files from an ftp location too?

    cheers!

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    Hi brakai,

    I noticed Justahost mentioned our service, and you had some questions.

    Backups are for upload & download. Typically the protocol of our Backup2Go are FTP/RSync but can also support SFTP, NFS, SCP, Cron, Shell Access, and Samba.

    With the typical setup you can even take a regular FTp client and basically drag and drop as you might with something such as a hosting company.


    If you have more specific questions let me know, and I'll be happy to answer them for you.

    Thanks!
    Aaron Lawvere, Vice President
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    Enterprise Grade Offsite Backup Solutions

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFTAaron View Post
    If you have more specific questions let me know, and I'll be happy to answer them for you.

    Thanks!
    Oh hi,

    thanks for your reply!

    Sorry, but I still don't understand. Can I create an automated backup service for my websites so that certain folders are automatically transfered to your web space on a scheduled basis?

    Your services sound interesting, but there is not much information on your website at all... especially for people that are not sys admins or host pro's...

    thanks
    kai

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    Interested as well

    I concur with Braika.

    I'm interested in an automatic back-up service that is provided by a third party.

    That previous answer did nothing to answer the most important question and the reason for the thread...'does it provide an automatic back-up'

    Dalt

    Quote Originally Posted by brakai295 View Post
    Oh hi,

    thanks for your reply!

    Sorry, but I still don't understand. Can I create an automated backup service for my websites so that certain folders are automatically transfered to your web space on a scheduled basis?

    Your services sound interesting, but there is not much information on your website at all... especially for people that are not sys admins or host pro's...

    thanks
    kai

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    If you are running cpanel or similar, it's pretty easy to get a 2nd hosting account and let the cpanel backup use ftp to backup every day.
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    Automate Your Website Backups and you can do it yourself for free.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for that, but I don't have Cpanel. Does this script still work??


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