[CentOS] Free or low cost online backup?

Matt lm7812 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 17:41:39 UTC 2009

>>> Does anyone know a free or low cost online backup
>>> system for CentOS?
>> Just google for -- cheap vps centos -- and see what you find.  You can
>> SCP your compressed backups into an account quite easily.  We do this
>> for a mysql database backup.  You could also use a cheap web hosting
>> account with FTP access.  Make sure you encrypt anything first if
>> needed though.
>> Matt
> Matt: In many posts I've read on webhostingtalk.com  the TOS of most
> web hosting providers prohibits using the web space they provide for
> file storage.  Probably BQ or another service is the way to go.

Good point.  Likely depends on size of backups whether they care or
not.  I imagine it comes down to fact bandwidth, disk space and CPU
cycles all cost money.  We own our own server we use for this and rent
the colocation space it sits in.  Our backups are not very big after
being compressed either.  Good idea to check TOS though.


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