How to backup my PC using my dreamhost server


I did a search and couldn’t find the answer. I have a dreamhost account, in which I have plenty of space. I’m hoping to use this space to backup my PC in case the worst happens to my PC. I’m not very experienced in this and have a few questions:

  1. Is it possible to backup the entire image of the PC (instead of just some folders with files) so that it can be used to restore a PC in case it dies?
  2. Once I have it backed up once, can I do incremental backups after that, i.e. only files changed or added after previous backup will be updated or added?

If the answer is yes to either of these question, could you please elaborate on what tool and what process I should use?

Thank you very much in advance for your help!

You get 50 Gigs of personal backup space. Here’s the wiki article on it:


Scott, thanks so much for the quick reply. That’s exactly the information I was looking for! Great!