I'm trying to learn to use SSH to backup my websites and I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly, as I wouldn't want to blow up the server or something..
I logged into my account using Putty, used the "ls" and "cd" commands to browse to the directory I want backed up, and the executed "zip -r backup.zip ./"
Is that the correct way to do it? It seemed to work pretty fast (I don't know how much CPU it takes up, though?) and will be MUCH easier then backup up 2,000 files through an FTP program!