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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-07-2013, 05:50 AM
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VPS backup to HDD

Hey guys, I just have a quick question, since all of you are smart with this type of stuff.

I own a VPS, and I because I have alot of information on there, I want the backups to run via my HDD. Is this possible?

It doesn't matter if it's manually or automatic. I just want to know if there's a software out their that basically downloads my backups from my Linux VPS to my HDD via my windows computer..

Thanks for your help.


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Check this sunch software - ordner-synchronisieren.allsync.biz/backup-software/sync_software.htm

Barracuda has something called Yosemite. They are very serious company, so you'd check it. There is also something called ViceVersa, but I did not use it and can not say anything about its performance.
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Do you run cpanel / whm on your VPS ? If so, there is a much easier way to backup your data using R1Soft backup system.
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r1soft needs access to the MAIN console of a VPS, and not the VPS end user. It needs access to the core file system - as such, it likely won't work for most VPS users unless you own the entire machine that you're installing on.

StorGrid is another that is quite popular, but in many cases for a VPS again it needs file level access as it's actually pulling data from the disk blocks itself.

If you wanted to be very generic on things, you can ask your system admin to create an ISO image of your node and then have that downloaded to your home computer. This would at least get all your system information ready to roll. Then you can use CuteFTP to schedule FTP backups and have it download any changed files automatically.

You could also run rsync in a terminal window to pull files.

You could use a cron job on your server to package everything into a TAR file and download that too.

These are all options for the files & databases within your node, but if you're looking for a TRUE backup of everything, then only your host would be able to configure something for you.
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we simply use cpremote (rsync) all clients accounts to a separate server just used for backups
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cpremote is an excellent resource if you're using cPanel. Much like Terry, we use cpremote for a number of accounts too.
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only issue i have with cpremote when using WHMCS is that if a client submits a cancellation request when this is executed by the WHMCS cron and removes the account from the server it also removes the backup from the backup server.
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Yeah, if you're doing deletes automatically then that might cause an issue. Our terminations run at the end of the month and files are cleared at that point.

That being said, if a user terminates/cancels, and the files are removed, the backups SHOULD be being removed at the same time anyway - unless you have a retention policy of sorts.

I know our r1soft backups store for an additional 30 days after a client terminates, just in case they decide to renew again - but the cpremote I"m not sure on.
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Yeah, if you're doing deletes automatically then that might cause an issue. Our terminations run at the end of the month and files are cleared at that point.

That being said, if a user terminates/cancels, and the files are removed, the backups SHOULD be being removed at the same time anyway - unless you have a retention policy of sorts.

I know our r1soft backups store for an additional 30 days after a client terminates, just in case they decide to renew again - but the cpremote I"m not sure on.
when i just did ftp backups from WHM if a client cancelled their account i would retain the bacups for 7 days as you say just incase they chnage their mind, but cpremote seems to remove the backups at the same time the account is removed from the server.
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VPS backup to HDD

Hey guys, I just have a quick question, since all of you are smart with this type of stuff.

I own a VPS, and I because I have alot of information on there, I want the backups to run via my HDD. Is this possible?

It doesn't matter if it's manually or automatic. I just want to know if there's a software out their that basically downloads my backups from my Linux VPS to my HDD via my windows computer..

Thanks for your help.


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I think the thread is going off course here. Do you want to just back up the data on your vps? Would it be ok if the system crashes and needs to be rebuilt brand new, then when that is done, upload the data back to its folders?
 
 
 


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At the OP, have you already solved your issue?
 
 
 


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Why don't you back it up to another VPS though? Surely better than a local HDD?
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Why don't you back it up to another VPS though? Surely better than a local HDD?
Could be an issue with speed, bandwidth, size of data to backup etc.

Syncing to another server can cause drains on systems - copying data to a second hard drive will always be much faster.
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Use R1Soft
See post #4 in this thread as to why you can/can't use it.
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