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how to back-up public_html (only) in my server to a remote server

Posted May 13, 2015 4.8k views
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hi, i would like to know if there’s a way to back-up my publichtml directory only to a remote server.
note: i don’t want to create a snapshot.
only my public
html.
if there’s an external service that would be cool

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Compress the whole directory and transfer it to another server using SCP.

cd /var/backups
export FILE_DATE=`date +%Y%m%d-%H.%M.%S`
tar -czf public_html-$FILE_DATE.tar.gz /location/to/public_html
scp public_html-$FILE_DATE.tar.gz username@remote.server.ip:/remote/directory
unset FILE_DATE
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