Using Account Backup


I seem to be missing something here (maybe it’s because I don’t know much about this stuff!). I can’t find the answer searching here or Googling.

Having been targeted by the recent hacks, I had to delete all my sites and start restoring them from backups. The “Restore” in Dreamhost didn’t work, as the restored files were also infected.

One thing I had done was to use the Dreamhost “Backup Your Account”, and from the link I downloaded the files in the mysql and users folders.

I didn’t check these “backups” until I desperately needed them, but I assumed they contained a full backup of my sites. No - they only seem to contain the database and email.

Am I missing something here? Is there a way through Dreamhost to simply back up entire sites (not using webftp)?

Or is there a simple programme to automatically back up at set intervals?