Easily download a backup?

On my previous host through cPanel I was able to easily download an entire backup of my files… other than logging onto a webftp or FTP client and download it that way (which through an FTP client takes like hours), how can I do this?

Wiki is your friend:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Backup

I do a combination of the MySQL dump and then an rsync to my home computer.

-Scott

Thanks, that’s what I was looking for.

Hey, another question, could I use rsync to upload the files to the server from my computer, or no? Sorry if it’s stupid :frowning:

Yep. With the proper syntax, you can update your site via rsync.

-Scott