So i have a site on a shared hosting platform. Now i want to back up the whole webspace from ftp to a vps somewhere else. I have been trying to see if google offers some awnsers but have yet to find what i need. I am looking for incremental backups that i can run daily.
What shared hosting environment are you in?
cPanel, Kloxo or... ?
Cpanel. Cpanel 11 per the panel its self
I would rather however a script on the vps to jump on the site and grab everything or a zip backup
Wget and recursive
Why not just use the integrated cpanel backup function? Full backup to remote server, then enter remote host, remote ftp user and password, port (standard: 21), directory (usually /) and usually passive ftp if the remote system is behind a firewall. Works fine. Not incremental but usually nicely compressed and very easy to use.
I want a nice pull of a backup from my site to be put on my vps about each day. I want it automated as work can lead me to be away from a computer thus not being able to do it and then while at school I can do squat with their alright PCs thus automated is the best for me.
Did you read the link I sent you?
If you are on a windows machine then use winwget.
Then schedule the download.
I just installed FTP server on the VPS and use cPanels remote backup.
i did see it, its a linux vps which i will get it set up in a bash script and cron job