Every once in a while I get fired up that I need backups of my remotely hosted site. At work this isn’t a problem, just copy all the files via a network share. But at numtopia.com I lack that access. (Rightfully – I am not complaning, Dataride.) However, FTP’ing all 700 or so files that comprise the Aarrgghh!! empire gets a little tedious.
This time instead of giving up dejectedly, I decided to use zip.cfc from Webclarity to make my own backup solution. I wrote a cfc (function really) that can take both inclusion and exlusion parameters for files, extensions and directories. In short it allows me to create tailored lightweight backups of my ColdFusion site. Want to find out more. Check it out here: