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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Looking For Solid Remote Storage

    I need a simple remote storage solution to dump MySQL backups. My requirements are:

    Secure FTP Access
    Reliable
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    Only need a gig or so, but have the ability to scale upward

    Thanks for the recommendations.

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    How about bqbackup?

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    I like the price, how is uptime, speed? Their site looks a little plain, tid bit on the ghetto side.

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    Scott knows more than everyone.

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    I'd also recommend Bqbackup,Scott knows a great deal about what he does!

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    Scott @ BQBackup is great - we've been doing business with them for about 3 years now and it's been a terrific experience.

    I highly recommend them!

    Best,
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    Sam Machiz / Director, Product Development / Ubersmith
    smachiz[at]ubersmith.com / [direct] 212-812-4194

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    Humm looking at s3, but not sure I can automatically dump a MySQL backup to s3 though. I am currently reading and setting up based on this handy article:

    http://css-tricks.com/how-to-set-up-...orage-service/

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    The automation would be your own job. If the storage is there, ready for uploads, then there's nothing stopping you.

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    Well with s3 I don't think I can simply use ftp through php or a cron script.

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    why not?

    You shouldn't be using ftp for this anyway. Use sftp or rsync.

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    Ok, well I am currently connecting with Tranmit which has s3 support built in, but perhaps I can connect with a php script or cron script I will have to look into it. Looking at the transmit settings, s3 appears to be using port 443.

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    You would just dump the mysql database to a file, and then use a tool like s3backup to send it to your bucket on S3.

    Some other options for S3 are here: http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/007641.html

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    Exclamation

    I took a look at: http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/007641.html

    The only problem is that I am on a shared hosting and don't have root access. Any simple perl, php script which allows me to select a local folder, and simply upload it to a given s3 bucket? I would like to also use encryption and ssl if possible.

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