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I've just set up my VPS (Debian 6) and configured everything nicely and I now want to get a backup in place. I have a Windows 2008 server running at home that I would like to use if possible. Is there any software that people could recommend that would allow me to backup my VPS to my Windows server over the net?

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What are you looking to back up? Home directories and /etc? – skub Jan 20 '12 at 0:02
    
Home directories, /etc and MySQL databases at the minimum. I would rather a way to backup the whole OS as it only takes up just over 1GB. – Luke Jan 20 '12 at 16:45

Well in this case, the classic file copy backup option, using a scp client such as winscp or cyberduck might be a good idea - you would start with a installed system with a VPS anyway, so simply copying over files such as the contents of your /home,/var and /etc directories would be a good enough backup method.

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I agree with this approach and was going to suggest it. You're not going to be able to get a full system image unless your VPS host supports it. Your best bet is to backup the folders and files suggested above. – skub Jan 20 '12 at 18:55

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