I’ve been backing up my files from my Mac to my Dreamhost account and was looking for some input as to whether or not it was a good way to do it. If anyone has some advice on what I should or should not be doing, let me know. I’d really appreciate it.
I set up a new user to have FTP access to my Dreamhost account.
I have Yummy FTP set up to synchronize, from my computer to the server, certain folders to that FTP account.
I have successfully uploaded my address book, Delicious Library database and my large iPhoto library. Yummy FTP is able to do incremental syncs without a problem.
(My private files I manually sync as an encrypted disk image.)
Now, I’m working on uploading my iTunes library, which is taking weeks because it’s large.
It seems to be working fine, but I want to make sure I’m not doing something wrong. No one should have access to those files and if someone (even a Dreamhost system admin) does find them, I still encrypt my private files.
I looked all over the internet for a way to do this and the only other way mentioned using rsync from the terminal. I figure Yummy FTP does the same thing, but with an interface that shows me progress. It seems too easy to be true (other than taking a long time for the initial sync). There might be a reason why that I don’t know about.
Thanks for the feedback!