[thelist] backups / disk space

Robert Lee rob at rob-n-steph.net
Mon Mar 5 13:51:21 CST 2012

A couple of thoughts:

First, that's pretty expensive for disk space. I have several $49 VPSs from
Wired Tree (a fairly well regarded provider) that come with 100 GB of space.

For backup I use BQ Backup. http://bqbackup.com/ 

For $20 you get 100 GB of raw backup space. You can RSync to them, and / or
you can point an FTP based backup to them. I do both: I rsync the server for
a complete backup, and then send the nightly CPanel backups via FTP to
another account.  

Rob Lee

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Subject: [thelist] backups / disk space

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 .....



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