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    Where do you save your website backups?

    where do you save them apart from your hard drive, do you use any online service for storing the backups ? any recommendations?

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    I personally save the backups to the remote FTP server. We do not keep backups in local server repository because hard drive crash may delete the live data as well as backup data. Hence, it is always recommended to use offshore backup location.

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    Backing up to removable storage that you then keep yourself at an offsite location will be more secure than using a hosted solution. The host you use could always go out of business just at the time you needed that backup.

    Most web sites will easily fit on a USB stick that you can keep in your pocket.
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    I am with felgall, I baught myself a few USB thumbdrives (I have two 4GB PNY drives) which have mirrored backups of my important documents, therefore if one backup fails I have another. While thumbdrives only tend to go up to 16gb (unless you pay through the nose) you can buy a portable hard disk which does the same thing (just a bit bulkier) which can hold literally 1tb of data or more!

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    I use a thumb drive for short term backups, and two external hard drives, one of which is rarely plugged in unless I am doing a backup.

    I have never backed up with a service and I do not use FTP for backups either.
    Backups saved me about three times only, but it saved me tons of work and I am very glad I back things up.

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    I Have backup on my external harddisk

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    I have thumb drives as well for smaller back up like musics, photos...though just last summer, I bought a 1TB external HD so all the files goes there for backup.
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    I get a pen and (large) A4 notepad and then copy out all the code by hand. With the images I draw them as best I can. It takes about 22,000 man hours to replicate a big site but I think it's worth it (Flash is a real pain as you have to draw an image for every frame).
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    ^Definitely... pen and paper is the way to go

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    locally mostly, then onto media

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    One idea for backup I might use for my site when it's eventually ready will be to sign up for about a dozen webmail sites (different operators), put the files into a zip file then email myself the files, cc the email to the new email address, then I would have about a dozen backups of the file, which would also be date stamped.

    I don't know it that will be practical in reality.
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    I have a random usb flash drive laying around somewhere that I use everytime I back up my site(s).
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    Thumb dives and also my computer and every month or so i update off site thumb drives.

    So 3 different back ups.

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    basically i am using external hard drive for my site backup

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    I save my site backup on my desk top and an external drive just to be safe.

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    I found uploading to a remote server was too slow. I use an iosafe solo external hard drive (bonus is they're waterproof; you never know)

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    I recently heard good things about backblaze and signed up to their demo.. Tho, I am signed up to humyo, and their java app really peeves me off. So, I might go with Backblaze next time. Seems a lot more streamlined than other services. Check it out

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    I back up to an external drive and also to Skydrive (web backup).

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    Hehe, that's a secret

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    I used to back it up locally but Ive implemented some code that autobacks it up on the server and emails a copy to my other server once a week.


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