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I've lost loads of information caused by HDD errors or viruses. I have a Dedicated Server, and I would like to have an automated backup system using FileZilla. I want it to backup a certain directory every day.

How do I do it?

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What operating system are you using? (on both local and remote computer) – ssssteffff Jul 2 '13 at 10:55
Dedicate Server is Windows 2008 S1, and the Ftp Server is my webhosting cpanel – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:01
Please note that FTP is insecure and you should be using SSH/SCP instead. – user256743 Apr 9 '15 at 17:41
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How to Automatically Backup Your Web Server Files With WinSCP over FTP article may help you to Backup your data on the FTP server to your Computer, but it won't use FileZilla. Anyway, it can be useful.

Backing up your data to FTP article can help you to set a scheduler and take a backup of your data that are on your HDD and send your data to an FTP Server.

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That backups the data from the ftpserver to your computer. I want backup the data from the computer to the ftpserver (cpanel). – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 10:58
Ok. i edited my Answer. see it again. – Amirreza Nasiri Jul 2 '13 at 11:05
That isn't automatic. – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:09
I tested it and its a fine application. you should set the settings on Scheduler Tab, so it can backup your data as scheduled options. – Amirreza Nasiri Jul 2 '13 at 11:23
It's working now thanks, is there any crack for this? Because it is 30-days free trial – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:32

I don't think there is a direct option of doing such thing with FileZilla. Try contacting your dedicated server company, they probably have a way of doing backups.

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They haven't... – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 10:58

I use and would suggest Duplicati for FTP backups. It's "a free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers." I also successfully use Cobian Backup.

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Is it an automated backup system? – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:10
@RichardAlfonso, if you mean can you schedule backups, Yes. – packets Jul 2 '13 at 11:13
What is shedule? – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:15
@Richard Alfonso, daily, weekly, monthly, and at a specific time of day... – packets Jul 2 '13 at 11:17
Ah ok thanks, well the program crashes when I open it.. Do you know any other program? – Richard Alfonso Jul 2 '13 at 11:22

My suggestion is use the Cobian Backup Software, it's free and can backup all data automatically to a remote FTP.

I use it to backup servers and desktop computers, and works fine. Have a lot of options.

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Can you add more information to your answer, specifically, how to use the software in a way that answers the askers question? Also, the asker asked about Filezilla. Why is this solution better? – Cfinley Apr 9 '15 at 19:49

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