How to backup a linux hosted server over ftp
Posted on 2006-10-29
I have a hosted FC4 server that I need to backup. The hosting company provides a ftp server for backup. No ssh or any other kind of access to this backup storage except ftp.
I need to backup not just selected files but the whole server so if needed I can do a complete system restore. I also have a MySQL database that I need to make sure is properly backed up as well.
I tried the idea of using fuse and curlftpfs to mount the ftp server and then use plain old dump or rsync but ended up in dependency hell. Is there an easy, I'm new to linux, way to backup my server over ftp or would it make sense for me to setup a small linux box at my location and then use rsync over ssh to backup my hosted server?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.