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    Remote Backup

    Cpanel generates a 600MB backup file for one of my websites which is a bit too big to download regularly. What I am thinking is to get another account with a different host and FTP the backup file there.

    Are there any better ways to keep backups?

    Thanks.

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    The best way would be to get another harddrive put into your server and have it dedicated to the backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcallister
    The best way would be to get another harddrive put into your server and have it dedicated to the backups.
    Not sure if the user has a dedicated server, though.

    You can setup an account with www.bqbackup.com.

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    I have a second hard drive. But if my server is hacked then I guess he will be able to delete everything on both hard drives, right?

    www.bqbackup.com sounds interesting. How does it work? They don't give enough info on their website. Will I need to install anything on my server?

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    By the way, I need something that will backup everything, not just files, including email and especially databses. (database is most important in my case, more than the files)

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    you can use rsync with Bqbackup.com
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    linux or windows?

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    DreamHost is very useful for taking backup.
    It comes with SSH and REAL crontab.
    You can use rsnyc, wget -m, whatever.
    Very easy and pretty cheap ($22.40 or less for the first year, with the promo ocde).

    I recently bought NetFirms account for $10 /year, too.
    (I haven't checked the TOS if I can use it for backing up, though).
    Depending TOS, it can be an alternative.
    Even if their MySQL or webserver is slow during daytime, it can be good enough for keeping/taking backup.

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