The Zipit Backup Utility is a tool that enables users to compress and back up data on Cloud Sites, including files and mysql databases. All backups are stored on your Rackspace Cloud Files account. The backups are done on a site-by-site basis and are initiated manually. There is also an option for setting up automated backups utilizing a Cloud Site's Scheduled Task (cronjob).
The Zipit Backup Utility is run from your account and does not externally store any of your personal information such as your database credentials or Cloud Files API key.
For a more streamlined tool just for scheduled backups, see this article on the Cron Backup Utility.
If you are looking for the IIS/ASP version of Zipit click here: Zipit Backup Utility for Cloud Sites - IIS.
How it works:
Note: Replace the highlighted text with your actual domain name.
Check out the screenshot below!
*** Note Zipit will only run on a site that is configured as Linux/PHP
*** There is an IIS port of Zipit for sites that are configured for IIS/ASP. Instructions for using it can be found here.
By installing Zipit Backup Utility you agree that this feature is an Unsupported Service (as defined herein) and you also agree to the terms of the GPL License! See: GPL v3
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