Backup without rsync

backup

#1

Hi to all,
I'm using OC in a shared hosting environment. The hoster does not allow the use of the rsync command. When backing up OC, I always use an FTP-client. This meanwhile is dead slow and I wait for hours to complete....is there an alternative? I read about unison, but this is not allowed, too.....
Thanks, fl


#2

With WinSCP you can sync a local and remote folder. Only changed files are transferred.


#3

Is WinSCP different from Filezilla? That's what I use, and it is really slow to do this via FTP.


#4

I don't use filezilla, so I don't know if you can sync folders and only transfer changed files. What do you mean by slow and and what speed is your internet connection?


#5

If you can ssh to the server, you can use unison. You don't even need to install it on the server. Just put the executable in a folder and give it x-permission.
I've been using unison for most kinds of backups after I first discovered it. What it's not usable for is exchange, sql database (you need to do an incremental dump to a new file, then unison can backup that file), and outlook .pst/.ost files.

All you need is some kind of shell access (which is why windows is not suitable on server side, but works fine on client side.)