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    VPS to VPS backups, how to?

    I currently have two VPS accounts. One with Tektonic (it's only been a few days, but so far i'm fairly satisfied) which say they offer automatic daily backups (snapshots) for the Mid to Top Level VPS accounts - and i have another VPS with eryxma (their support is decent, but bad server speeds and very often down time - stay away!).

    All(most) my live sites will be hosted on the Tektonic VPS, because i hope the server performance and uptime will be significantly better then eryxma. Because the eryxma VPS is dirt cheap (and i guess you get what you pay for) I'm thinking maybe I should use it as a remote backup server. I was wondering if that would even be possible? How would i even begind setting up a automatic backup procedure that would allow me to backup specific sections of my Tektonic VPS to the eryxma VPS? I figured, you can never have enough backups....

    I'm a designer, but i do have some knowledge of server management and programming, and i feel that if pointed in the right direction, i could figure out how to set this up.


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    It's simple, use rsync for incremental backups and set up a crontab so that the backup is updated every day.
    Fabio A. Calderon

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    Join Date
    May 2001
    Central Texas



    Could someone post a step by step guide on how to configure this vps to vps backup? Thanks

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    Yeah, or some links to similar resources

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    I've written a howto on automating rsync backups (using public/private keys and cron). RSync is an efficient and powerful way of backing up your VPS (or dedicated server). - VPS Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting since 2003 - Peace of Mind Web Site Monitoring

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    yeah! i am also looking the good backup solutions

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    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    VA, USA
    That howto is pretty spiffy retep
    Matt Walters - Weblog

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