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    Can anyone point me to good resource on how to zip up a site and "shell/ftp" it to the web the unzip it there.

    I've done a google seach but haven't found any good tuts on this.

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    Brian,

    What I do is use gzip on both ends. Most linux servers come with it already installed, and there is also a windows version. I gzip (compress) the file on my computer, upload to server with ftp, go into shell mode, and uncompress with gzip on the server end.

    Jim

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    Jim,

    I understand how the basics of what you explained, but forgive my ignorance, but I was hoping for a more detailed explination of how this is done.

    Could you maybe expand on what you have said a little.

    I've never done it and am looking for a little guidence

    thanks,
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    Okay, I didn't see you were looking for a tutorial. I can't do that for you, but I can possibly point you at the tools to use and perhaps you can find tutorials on those tools. Also, do you have shell access on your server?

    1) gzip is a free compression tool for use on several platforms, linux and windows included.

    2) for ftp purposes I use Smart FTP. I believe there is a free download.

    Good luck,

    Jim

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    Jim Nice of you to get back to me

    Yes I have shell access.

    What I need to learn/find is the commands and sequence they go in.

    I'm still searching the net, but not much luck.

    Is this really that complicated? Feeling like a noob. lol

    Thanks again,
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    Here are some basic instructions;

    1) Get a program such as PuTTY (search Google)
    2) Make sure your account is setup to allow Telnet or SSH (Telnet is not quite as secure, so most servers have SSH now)
    3) Log in with PuTTy (pretty simple)
    4) Type;

    ls

    for a list of the files/folders in your current directory.

    Type;

    cd folder_name

    ... to go up the folder heirarchy.

    Type;

    cd ..

    ...to go down a folder.

    and to ZIP something up, you can use something like;

    gzip -c * > backup.gz

    (havn't used it for a while, so I'm a little rusty).

    Or, you can tar it up too (this holds file permissions etc);

    tar czvf backup.tar.gz *

    Hope that helps

    Cheers

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