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    Backing up Websites with FTP

    Hi I need to back up Websites via FTP for around 20 sites. If I try to do it all at once, the FTP connection times out and its impossible to figure out exactly where it timed out. So, I have to download in small chunks.

    Is there an ftp client designed to manage this? Something that would be able to reconnect if it times out and keep going. Mac is preferred but PC could work. If it could work automatically on a monthly basis that would work even better.

    Michael

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    backups

    I use CoreFTP. I don't backup more than 1 site at a time, but I sometimes backup an entire site. Once the files are put into the "queue", if the transfer is broken for any reason, it is a simple matter to resume the remaining transfers. It doesn't automatically reconnect and resume, but it works for me.

    I imagine most FTP apps have a similar feature, you may just have to look a bit to find it.

    As for monthly backups, I know that it's possible for database backups, but I have never heard of an automated file backup. Although there may be some that create a zip that you could download.

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    Depending on the size of the site(s), you could set up a cron job to zip them up and place a copy elsewhere on the server or email them to you.
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