After my associates last post, we had two inquiries about a backup script, due to people (apparently) not trusting cpanel's. We haven't heard from those people that inquired on it, but We figured there might be a demand for one, so it was developed. Here's the info if your interested.
Can Create / Restore bz2 or gzip archives,
Creates backups from a simple file containing a list of items to backup, Able to create archives with timestamped filenames: eg backup-1-13-2004.tar.bz2, Can easily log the entire process. Next version will be able to backup to / restore from ftp, and expose a few more options. Price is $150, and if you buy now, you'll get free updates as they're made available.
PM / IM / Email My Associate For Details And Purchasing.
EMail: brandon [at] phpmonkey.org
EDIT: if this price seems a bit steep, we may be able to work something out more within your budget