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Old 09-14-2009, 05:22 AM
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At the current host I have to do FTP. They do backups but you never know...I am in the process of changing and hopefully the new host has some quicker way to do it. I guess i don't need to do it that often, only after I added new products. Back up for the database is much easier.

Never use FTP or you may find yourself part of THIS thread. Use SFTP or SSH
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True, one should always do a secure transfer.
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Never use FTP or you may find yourself part of THIS thread. Use SFTP or SSH

Ah, never knew normal login sent plain-text. Guess I'll be changing my ways.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:06 AM
 
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Default Re: How to create a backup of entire website ?

get a dedicated server with RAID. No need to back up then.

The problem with manual backup is that, I am sure you can remember to back up for 6 months.
But eventually you will get busy and forget.

Or hire a server administrator to do this for you on regular basis. Doesn't cost much. (around $20 per hour of work, and our back up takes 30 mins max).

If you want someone you can trust, I can recommend a really great guy. PM me.
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get a dedicated server with RAID. No need to back up then.
Absolutely not! What if the raid controller fails? What if there's data corruption? What if there's a catastrophic issue that causes your data to go buh-bye?

Back it up, no excuses.
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I am not arguing ... but its just as likely that the hard drive you store your back up, fails.

But i agree ... i stand corrected ... its better to back up on your computer AND to have RAID disks.
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Default Re: How to create a backup of entire website ?

Always have backups and not only on hard drive - burn them on CD, DVD, or other media as well. Having a backup on CD, DVD now days is cheap. You can not afford to lose your data.
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Default Re: How to create a backup of entire website ?

Hi all,

I was wondering if someone could help! I have searched the forum and have found different answers.

I am in the process of building a my x-cart and I want to be able to back it up daily as I change and add things daily and I don’t want the work I have done to get lost “SHOULD” anything happen. I read that doing a back up via FTP is not secure and I asked my hosting company how I would back it up, well they told me via an FTP.

Any thoughts please and thank you!!
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Default Re: How to create a backup of entire website ?

What you probably read is FTP is not secure, SFTP is. You can backup the directory/files with tar if you have SSH access; FTP is mostly used in that case to download the archive file or files you wish to backup.
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Default Re: How to create a backup of entire website ?

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What you probably read is FTP is not secure

Which I wish people would stop spreading such FUD about. TLS encrypted FTP is just as secure as OpenSSH's SFTP feature as the authentication, connection and transfers are all TLS encrypted.
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