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I am looking for an app that will back everything up to my ftp server. I have a couple of gigs available.

I know I can use Carbonite or something like that, but don't really want yet another monthly bill.

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Does your web hosting provider (I assume here that "web space" means that you have a web hosting account with some web host) allow using account space as backup? All the ones I've used did not, so it's worth checking that first (if you haven't already.) – MetalMikester Nov 25 '09 at 18:03
They don't care how I use it. – AngryHacker Nov 25 '09 at 18:17
I currently store on my Web Host a bunch of stuff, I just copy it there manually. I'd like the process to be automated. – AngryHacker Nov 25 '09 at 18:17
My host allows me to use it as storage, but if your doing automated backups, you might hit the some limits pretty quickly – Macha Nov 25 '09 at 19:09
Currently I have a batch file that does this twice a week, so far there have been no problems. – AngryHacker Nov 25 '09 at 23:18
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You could use an ftp sync program like carbon ftp or aasync

but i would recommend not using ftp at all.. maybe sftp is available?

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Go to "My Network Places" then "Add a network place". There's a wizard for using an FTP account. Once that's done, go to "Tools" -> "Map a network drive" (available in any Explorer window, I think). Choose a drive to map, then Browse to the network place.

That should work.

Once you have the drive mapped, any tool that can backup/copy to a mapped drive should be able to copy stuff to your ftp account. Maybe even the built-in backup client.

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Your approach was so promising. However, I can't map a network drive. The Ok button on the Browse for Folder dialog never lights up. – AngryHacker Nov 25 '09 at 23:15
Sorry to hear. I knew the mechanisms were in place for this to work, though I never actually tried it myself. Very odd that it doesn't, in spite of it letting you take it that far. – Geoff Fritz Nov 26 '09 at 0:25

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