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Backup Hell

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by TerryQ, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. TerryQ

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    Hi
    I wonder if anyone can help me?

    My web host provider is wanting to charge me £25.00 plus VAT per backup of my website. I need to back up weekly if at all possible, and would like to back the website up myself, as I feel this is going to be much cheaper, and I have an external hard drive that I store in a fireproof safe also.

    Is it simply a case of logging into CPanel and generating a full backup of my home directory?

    If I do this, can it cause any problems at all?

    I would be so grateful for any help

    Kind regards

    TerryQ
     
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    Terry

    That is nuts !

    Most web providers (take a look around here for the good ones !) will include cPanel backups at no cost.

    We only host non-profit church oriented organizations - so we cannot help you - but many others here can !

    The ability to download your own backups as well as have your webhost perform them on a daily / weekly / monthly basis is important.

    I would not stick w/ a host that does not offer this ...
    just my 2 cents.

    Kind Regards,
     
  4. TerryQ

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    Thank you

    Thanks for your responses, it is greatly appreciated. I will approach my web host provider with this information and see what reaction I get.

    Is great to know that people are here to help out and that you are not always on your own

    Cheers

    Terry Q
     
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