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    Backup VPS?

    I have total 10GB of VPS and used 7GB.

    How to create full backup in this case without upgrade diskspace?

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    Hmm.. You would have to prune and delete the backups which you are not using, and replace it with the new ones. Or have your backup software, overwrite the backups. I also recommend just getting a backup service.

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    If you are trying to backup 7GB of data on a 10GB drive, you simply can't do it.

    You'd be better getting a backup server or something similair...

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    Get an FTP backup account at BQ Backup and rsync the data over will cost you about $5.00 a month
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    Get more space (I really don't recommend keeping your backups on the same drive as your data) or find some off-site backup service (like SSHocker mentioned).
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    Not necessarily, you should be able to backup your necessary data still.

    Backup just your /home and /var directories, which by my estimation would be around 5-6GB, using bzip2. Bzip2 is much slower than gzip but it gets a better compression ratio, you should be able to turn 6GB into 3GB. But it still isn't safe, as if your VPS data is lost, so will that backup.

    Your best bet would be to get a backup service, but it is possible to backup your current data.


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