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Old 08-19-2007, 08:52 PM
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Backing up my server


I have a dedicated server for accounts I host. Is there any reason why I can't back up to my PC or personal external hard drive at home? If you reject this idea, what do you suggest for inexpensive backup around 10g?

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Old 08-19-2007, 09:09 PM
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There is no reason why you can't, depending on your home connection, this can be feasible. Another way is to sign up for those backup services that are available on the Internet.

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Old 08-19-2007, 10:09 PM
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hmm if your going to do this it might be an idea to install ssh and get dedicated ip (fom your isp) and rsync the data accross

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Old 08-19-2007, 10:16 PM
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try rsyncpalace.com

They have 15gb for $4.95/mo

p.s.

They have a promo

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=628732

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:01 PM
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I can recommend bqbackup. You can get 10GB for $5 there, which can't really be beat (not for the quality, connectivity, and uptime that they have anyway). I've gone from 10GB, to 20GB, to 100+GB over 2+ years and it's been fantastic the entire time. Highly recommended.


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Old 08-20-2007, 12:43 AM
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Yeah, bqbackup rocks. Can't say a bad thing about them.

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:18 AM
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bqbackup has very good prices but it's the 2nd time I notice that their disks are full. Yesterday I sent them a e-mail but no reply yet.

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:50 PM
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bqbackup has very good prices but it's the 2nd time I notice that their disks are full. Yesterday I sent them a e-mail but no reply yet.
I'm not sure what happened to the response, but I'll send another copy now. The issue with your account was resolved shortly after your email yesterday. I apologize for any inconvenience.

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Old 08-22-2007, 04:46 AM
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I receive the response. Thanks.

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:30 AM
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hey guys, similar situation here. except i want to back up my entire server, probably 50gb of data.

i have a 20mbit connection at home, and get 1.5+mbytes/second when pushing a file onto my home pc from the server via ftp.

i've set up rsync at home but for some reason the transfer rate does not go over 50-60kbytes/sec, i'm guessing cause the files are too small.

is this a problem with my rsync configuration? i havne't set any speed limits...

finally, is there some better solution than rsync to backup my server?

thanks!

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
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Have you asked your current host? Many hosts also offer remote FTP backup solutions, which would be a perfect option for you.

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Old 08-22-2007, 10:07 AM
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Have you asked your current host? Many hosts also offer remote FTP backup solutions, which would be a perfect option for you.
you talkign to me or the original poster?
if its me, i don't think ftp would be smart. not for backing up that much data. i'd definitely need some rsync or incremental backup solution.

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:07 AM
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hey guys, similar situation here. except i want to back up my entire server, probably 50gb of data.

i have a 20mbit connection at home, and get 1.5+mbytes/second when pushing a file onto my home pc from the server via ftp.

i've set up rsync at home but for some reason the transfer rate does not go over 50-60kbytes/sec, i'm guessing cause the files are too small.

is this a problem with my rsync configuration? i havne't set any speed limits...

finally, is there some better solution than rsync to backup my server?

thanks!
Whats the exact rsync command you're using?

Are you specifying arcfour as the cipher for ssh?

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:11 AM
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One problem about backing up to your home, usually home connections have much slower upload then download.

So if you ever need to restore those backups it will take you a very long time.

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Old 08-22-2007, 02:06 PM
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Host Ultra hits the nail on the head. Backing up is no problem at all, however restoring is when things get bad.

Most xDSL or cable connections are limited to 1Mbit of upstream bandwidth. This means that restoring an 160GB drive will take 350 hours (!!). Thats two weeks. I dont think you want your servers to be offline as long as that, do you?

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