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Re: [News] [Rival] Mono Can't Handle the Facts and Microsoft Employees Promote It

Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:

> Do these providers commonly provide rsync service?
> Does hostgator?  Does bluehost?

Bluehost accounts can be backed up using rsync if you have ssh access.
You'll also need to add your (home) IP address to a whitelist in the
cPanel setting to enable remote MySQL dumps (security feature).

This is my backup script:

rsync -aHvcz --delete --progress -e ssh <user>@slated.org:public_html .
mysqldump -h slated.org -u <user> -p<pass> <database1> >db1.sql
mysqldump -h slated.org -u <user> -p<pass> <database2> >db2.sql
mysqldump -h slated.org -u <user> -p<pass> <database3> >db3.sql

The various databases are for the installed Web "apps" like Drupal,
etc., the names of which can be determined from the MySQL section of
your cPanel page.

Bluehost also has a very good backup policy, where both individual
accounts and the entire box is backed up regularly (you will have access
to the former). If you ever delete the remotely stored backup, and you
don't have a local copy (and haven't rsync'ed either), you can simply
contact support, and they'll restore your account from the main backup
(usually no more than 24 hours old) ... pending verified authentication
of your identity, of course (account details and card number).


| "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which
| the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf
| denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty.
| Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
| the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today
| among human creatures." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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