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    Offsite Backups

    I have been looking at moving all our server backups to an offsite solution. I want to use the built in backup feature in cPanel to upload the info to a FTP server outside of my current ServerBeach data-center.

    Any suggestions on how to accomplish and or whom to use for this solution?
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    Speaking as FreeBSD Security Officer, I recommend not using FTP, due to its inherent insecurity. I don't know what options cPanel has for backups, but if it supports rsync-over-ssh that would be far better.

    As for vendors: I haven't used them myself, but I've heard people say lots of good things about both rsync.net and bqbackup.com, so I'd start by looking at them.
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    Try webbycart.com

    The company installs rsync for you. FTP backups may take a significant hit on your server load.

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    I was looking at BackupVault from Platinum Server Management, which offers FTP, SCP and RSYNC.
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    Anyone have reviews on BQBackup ?

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    I've been using bqbackup for all of my sites for over a year now. No serious problems. Good speed and great price.

    Have had to restore from my backups there twice now and everything has gone smoothly both times. I highly recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cperciva View Post
    I don't know what options cPanel has for backups, but if it supports rsync-over-ssh that would be far better.
    Unfortunately cPanel continues to use FTP for remote backups. The frustrating part is that their local incremental backup uses Rsync! It would be such a simple change for them to extend their Rsync commands to use a remote host.
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