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Windows 7: Backing up to website server

12 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro
[Solved] Backing up to website server

Hey guys,

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask about this so please let me know if its not.

Basically, I would like to be able to save a backup file, '' onto my web server. I can already upload and download it via an ftp which is fine, but I want to be able to create a link that I could email to another machine, just click and it would start the download for example:

clicking the above link would start a download of

I would prefer to upload the files via ftp software such as filezilla but download using the method above. Simply linking as I have done above doesnt seem to work...

Any ideas?



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14 Jan 2012   #2
Fred Garvin


First question is, how big is the backup zip file? There are a lot of reasons why I wouldn't do it that way, IMO - bandwidth/cost on the server and home side, reliability of an HTTP transfer when you download, etc. You'd be much better off going with a cloud type backup like Carbonite, etc. Even if you only use it to store the zip file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but I think I will just do it your way!

Thanks for the help

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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