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I have my own site with unlimited storage. However, I do not know a lot about networking and servers.

I would really like to start backing up all my files. Is there some free (or very cheap) software that would automatically backup my files in the background to my websites server?

Also, what is the best way in making sure it is secure on there?
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The easiest way I can think of would be to use FTP, map it as a network drive and get a folder sync program like Synctoy or something.

Good luck with it!
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File Transfer Portfolio(FTP) works wonders
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Right. I have FileZilla for quick uploads for the site, but I want something that intuitively backs up files and folders in the background. Something that I am not going to have to babysit. If I just straight FTP, I have to go through all my files and choose everything to upload. I want something that works like that Carbonite program that automatically uploads files that have changed and new items. You know?
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use the ftp to map ur website as a networkd drive
then use synctoy to backup

synctoy backsup in the background and u can set time for it to run, mine runs everyday at 3am when im asleep.
    
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use the ftp to map ur website as a networkd drive
then use synctoy to backup

synctoy backsup in the background and u can set time for it to run, mine runs everyday at 3am when im asleep.
Once I FTP, how do I ensure someone can't just type in websitename.com/secretdirectory and get into my stuff?
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post #7 of 8
you put your files in a directory that is non web accessible. For example if your website goes in a folder called /public_html/ you put your files in a new folder /storage/.

Better be careful with your hosting account. Some companies say in the extra fine print that you may NOT use their service to store files. Doing so may result in deletion of your files. Assuming of course that your using shared hosting. I don't think that would be too big a problem with Virtual or Dedicated hosting.
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Hi Bobtista!
I would lighly recommend you Handy Backup. This one can secure your data 100%. First of all it auto encrypts your data with 128 blowfish algorithm. Next, it does everything absolutely atomatically. If the encryption is not enough you can additionally use the password protection, just like I do.
Plus this utility has very decent synching options. Just as you said it picks up all changed files and updates them to a server.

PS: I've just found out they also offer remote backup service, I'm on free trial and pretty much impressed. Guess I'd stay with it for $4.
Edited by lamazdr - 2/19/09 at 8:57pm
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