Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Etch
When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give
you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider’s backup
systems. This tutorial shows how you can use duplicity and ftplicity
to create encrypted (so that nobody with access to the backup server
can read sensitive data in your backups) backups on the provider’s
remote backup server over FTP. ftplicity is a duplicity wrapper script
(provided by the German computer magazine c’t) that allows us to use duplicity without interaction (i.e., you do not have to type in any passwords).