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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
10-05-2006, 10:19 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
20GB was great.

But with 200GB, we can really use the DH hosting as an online backup service.
It's more space that i have on my laptop (excluding external hard drive) !

It would be great if i can automatically backup data (encrypted if possible), to recover it of my HD fail or if i lose my laptop.

Does anyone use a backup solution along with their DH hosting ? And wich one ?

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10-06-2006, 12:25 AM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
I'm currently uploading a copy of all of my digital photos to a nonpublic folder in my account. Besides my physical backups, this is a good way to make sure I won't lose those irreplaceable photos.

The downside? Uploading takes absolutely *forever* when you have tens of gigs of data.

After that's done, I'll upload my digital music. I own it, and I'm not sharing it, so I don't see any legal problems in that. But uploading will take forever three times over, I guess.

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10-06-2006, 05:13 AM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
I use http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback to synchronize files accross my lan, that's with the freeware version, but the paid version (25$) has a ftp client that allows you to do the same with remote storage, so I'm seriously thinking of using it, I already had a directory in my dh account with a few gigs of backups, but this allows you to keep them synchronized up to the minute, so it's very handy

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10-06-2006, 06:51 AM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
That is exactly one of the reasons I signed up for a DH account. I've got ~ 70GB of data (including media files) that I'm looking to backup. The only question I have is whether I can backup music and video files ripped from CDs and DVDs that I've purchased legally. For the time being, until I investigate that a bit more (or hear directly from DH about it), I'm only backing up my other files to my DH account.

My method: I'm running WinXP on my desktop at home. I've installed CygWin, including the ssh and rsync packages. I'm using the following command from within my cygwin shell:
rsync -e ssh av <local_directory_to_be_backed_up> <username>@<host>.dreamhost.com:/<backup_directory_in_DH_account>/

See DH's wiki page on rsync for the details.

My future plans, after I get everything backed up, are to script it to run every night.

The nice thing about rsync is that it only transmits the information that has changed, so after the initial backup of many GBs, the nightly backups will only tranfer the file changes since the previous night.
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10-06-2006, 11:08 AM
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I'm storing more than a few files...

Though, its not the reason I use Dreamhost. I do actually run a site - a small forum and a getting-bigger gallery~
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10-06-2006, 01:20 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
I've been using my storage space for backups for almost a year. (I use Retrospect, which supports backups to a ftp server.) I was about to remove my earliest backup set so I didn't use up all my space, but now that the limit was raised, I don't have to do that.

I had some problems which turned out to be a bug in my Linksys firewall.
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10-06-2006, 05:23 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
you can use any backup utility - then just schedule a file transfer. If you want encryption or a one touch backup deal... it depends on your platform, but most if not all personal backup solutions should be able to push to an ftp site.
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10-06-2006, 05:59 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
DH Pawns...
29%.... already yeah

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10-07-2006, 10:09 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
Retrospect on Mac or PC? Did it work right out of the box? I just came looking for info on using DH as a backup sources for Restospect. I tried it from my macs but it will not work. Restrospect (6.1 Express) will log in, create the sub directory, create the archive file, then hang and error out with:
Device trouble: “BackupSet”, error 225 (FTP: no write privileges, bad name, or disk full).
I checked the Dantz support site and found the FTP command set Retrospect uses at
http://kb.dantz.com/display/2n/kb/article.asp?aid=5759
I am guessing after USER and MKDIR it is trying to pass some other command that DH FTP does not like.

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10-07-2006, 11:35 PM
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Does anyone use DH as a backup device ?
Yes, currently I backup all my personal data (approx 10GB worth) as well my most commonly used software (20GB) for those times I don't have my cd's/dvd's handy and I'm at a friends house, work, etc.

I use the program from http://www.superflexible.com as it's really easy to setup, has tons of options and works frigign terrific. I have a copy at home to sync my personal stuff and we use it at my full time job to backup our business data to external hard drives. I'm currently trying to talk my boss into getting a DH account so he can do offsite backups of his data as well and use this program. If there is any doubt .. get the 30 day eval version .. it is one of the best kept file sync secrets out there I guarentee it.

Now that the drive space has increased so much ... I'm thinking now is a good time to backup some of my other personal items like my music collection of over 200 GB !!
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