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    Automatic Backups

    Does anyone know of a program that can make automatic scheduled backups of sites built with PHP or other server side languages?

    basically the program would work thus:

    it acts like an ftp client, so i would plug in the FTP info for a given domain,
    i would then set it so at 5pm every friday it logs into the ftp and downloads all the files to a specified location on my computer.

    Does anybody know if a program like this exists?

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    You can do this with WinSCP. You can create a batch file that executes the console to establish a connection and download the files. It isn't "easy" but it is possible. There might be an easier tool somewhere, no idea where though.
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    Cool Wrong OS

    Quote Originally Posted by cpradio View Post
    You can do this with WinSCP.
    Perhaps i should have mentioned that I'm on Mac OS X

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    Doh!, Sorry. Does your remote server have SSH support? If so you might be able to utilize rsync
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    Here's the trick, Im dealing with multiple sites on multiple different hosts (some clients already had sites that i just revamped - im sure you know how it goes).
    One of them is even self-hosted. So SSH could be a bit tricky.


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