A couple of thoughts: First, that's pretty expensive for disk space. I have several $49 VPSs from Wired Tree (a fairly well regarded provider) that come with 100 GB of space. For backup I use BQ Backup. http://bqbackup.com/ For $20 you get 100 GB of raw backup space. You can RSync to them, and / or you can point an FTP based backup to them. I do both: I rsync the server for a complete backup, and then send the nightly CPanel backups via FTP to another account. HTH, Rob Lee -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 12:55 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] backups / disk space This may sound silly, but... I have a reseller VPS account with a diskspace limit, no surprise. I am generally happy with the service and hosting, aside from the space limitations. Currently at 59GB cost is $69.95/mo. Upping this to 80GB will run another $25 or so. They do once a week backups and due to costs overwrite the previous, so you don't have much history if you have to go back beyond a week. I run some auxiliary backups, need to monitor things pretty closely to avoid encroaching on the limits. Curiously, if you were to go with the providers' shared hosting you can get a really inexpensive package with unlimited disk space. I'm thinking out loud about the possibility of signing up for a cheap unlimited plan and doing nothing more than using it to archive filesystem backup zip files. So, the questions: Is this ethical or borderline ethical? Is there any way to set up an automated job that FTPs a dump file from the VPS to shared account to a specific folder? Yes I know ..... -Bob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !