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FTP Backups, FTP Providers?


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#1 ozzynotwood

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:09 PM

Hi all.

 

I'm using Personal backup 5.8.6 to backup my important files across multiple drives. There is a option to backup to an FTP server which would be useful. I haven't done anything with FTP servers for about 20 years, back then having an FTP server just meant opening an account and getting 15mb of free storage. Now it seems FTP services are dead and they only way to get one is to set one up at home. This isn't useful as I need off-site storage for backups. I've been doing research and it appears the cloud service don't use the FTP system, which would have been perfect  :ranting:

Is there any way I can use this FTP backup option to send my files to an offsite location without setting up another computer at an alternative location?

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

Just a suggestion but take a look at another free backup solution called Easeus Todo Backup Free. It allows file/folder backups to one of the cloud services. Also does complete image backups, both incremental and differential. I am not 100% but I think you can schedule file backups to the cloud. 

 

https://www.todo-backup.com/backup-resource/backup-data-to-cloud-without-syncing-with-best-cloud-backup-service.html

 

https://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/comparison.htm


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 November 2017 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

Also note plain FTP does not encrypt traffic, which could be a downside for off-site backups.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:18 PM

Also note plain FTP does not encrypt traffic, which could be a downside for off-site backups.

One would have to encrypt the individual files or the collective ZIP file before uploading, I see.


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