FTP Account Backup files


#1

Dreamhost’s super new full account backup results in a link to the backup files, a username, and a password.

How do I use these three pieces of information to persuade an FTP program to connect so I can download using FTP?

Appreciate any helpful advice.


#2

I’ve never tried this, but if it’s a link, it sounds like you grab the backup from your browser when a login box pops up. What does the link look like? If it has sensitive info, XXX it out before you post it.

-Scott


#3

That was quick! The link looks like this:
http://backups.dreamhost.com/2008-12-08-GFqXw4wVLIdxlGiE
and there’s a userid and a password


#4

Ok, so you click on the link, then type in your username and password. Then what? Does a download start? It is browser-based, so you won’t be able to use an FTP client to grab the backup.

-Scott


#5

“It is browser-based, so you won’t be able to use an FTP client to grab the backup.” - That’s the disappointing answer I was not hoping for.

My reason for wanting to use FTP is that I have many database and user files in the DH backup set, and it’s a lot of manual downloads for each one.

Can you suggest a script that would allow me to login to the backup files, then start the script to download each backup file? I running Vista and could use either Firefox or IE.

Thanks.


#6

I’ve never tried the entire backup setup they offer, and it sure looks like it’s not set up to pick and choose what you want to download. I back up all of my own data with the following technique:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Backup_MySQL#Getting_a_Backup_From_the_Shell
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Rsync_Backup#Simple_rsync_Backup

I do this with each of my domains.

-Scott