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Backing up pdf files to remote server (2 posts)
- Started 6 years ago by montanaproducts
- Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
I maintain a backup file (single folder with sub-folders) that contains data (pdf), photos (jpeg) and movies (video_ts). The total file size is 23.5GB aprox.and growing. I currently back this up manually to a seperate disk and to other computors on my home network. I also make DVD backups for on & off site storage.
I'd like to know if Fetch's mirror ability with transfering web files wouldn't be perfectly suited to such a purpose? I have a cable connection and run OS 10.4. Didn't see any topics covering this issue. My ISP would probably not allow such large transfers but that's another issue.
Thanks in advance
Scott McGuire Administrator
Yes, you could use Fetch's Mirror command to do offsite backups of a single folder with subfolders to a server. In fact, someone recently wrote an article about it on Informit.com - see Create an automated backup plan with Fetch and iCal.
However, since most ISPs offer limited storage, and the upload speeds offered by ISPs tend to be much slower than download speeds, it's best suited for backing up modest sized folders.
Unless you have an extremely high-speed upload speed, even if you had a place to put it, you'd probably find that the initial upload of 20B would take longer than you wanted to wait - as in, it might well take several days to upload that much data. Of course, uploads after that should be quicker, since the Mirror command only uploads changed or new files.
We'll consider mentioning this possibility in a Fetch Help topic, thanks for the feedback.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
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