Backing up your vps or shared hosting server on your Home Laptop or PC with Windows 10 (Part 1)

The importance of backups, can never be stressed enough, however backing up websites, and their databases from a hosting server, can be challenging in some cases. Sure you can do periodic sql dumps using  phpmyadmin, and transfer the website files using winscp or any other scp client. However, experience has shown, that manual backups are a boring task, and sooner or later, you will start to slack, and “forget” to do a backup every now and again, and before you

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Backing up your vps or shared hosting server on your Home Laptop or PC with Windows 10 (Part 2)

In the first part of this tutorial, we have setup a private/public key pair, and enabled password-less ssh access to our vps or shared hosting server. In the second part, we will setup a bash script to copy (dump) the contents of our databases on the server, and copy (incrementally) the website files to a local folder on our windows machine. Open the Ubuntu bash on your Windows 10 machine, and change directory to the home directory (or to whichever

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