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Ok so I have a website that I host with a provider that has a beautiful compression program built into the cpanel that is usually terrific at creating stable home directory & database backups using the .tar.gz file format.

My issue is that when a website is large, for example the one I'm working with now is approximately 6gigs (Disk Usage 6699.73MB) I have not been able to find an acceptable method to simply backup a website of this size (and please don't say don't make them that big; we didn't build this).

It inevitably leads to corruptions in the .tar.gz file "unexpected end of archive" but I need a reliable method of creating a compressed backup other than connecting to the website and downloading via ftp.

Please help!

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