[thelist] backups / disk space

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Mon Mar 5 14:25:55 CST 2012

So ... How do you feed rsync the username and password?

On 03/05/2012 12:51 PM, Robert Lee wrote:
> 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.
> HTH,
> Rob Lee
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> 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

Bob Meetin
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