[thelist] backups / disk space

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Mon Mar 5 12:07:49 CST 2012

On 3/5/2012 12:55 pm, Bob Meetin wrote:
> This may sound silly, but...
> I have a reseller VPS account with a diskspace limit, no surprise.  I 
> am generally happy with the service and hosting, aside from the space 
> limitations.  Currently at 59GB cost is $69.95/mo.  Upping this to 
> 80GB will run another $25 or so.
> They do once a week backups and due to costs overwrite the previous, 
> so you don't have much history if you have to go back beyond a week.  
> I run some auxiliary backups, need to monitor things pretty closely to 
> avoid encroaching on the limits.
> Curiously, if you were to go with the providers' shared hosting you 
> can get a really inexpensive package with unlimited disk space.  I'm 
> thinking out loud about the possibility of signing up for a cheap 
> unlimited plan and doing nothing more than using it to archive 
> filesystem backup zip files.  So, the questions:
> Is this ethical or borderline ethical?
> Is there any way to set up an automated job that FTPs a dump file from 
> the VPS to shared account to a specific folder?
> Yes I know .....
> -Bob

Not sure, but there may be some fine print in these 'unlimited' plans 
that prevent this.

You can create an rsync cron to do what you want to do


patrick sanders
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