Automatic file and MySQL backup with SFTP transfer

In this post I’m going to explain to you the backup mechanism behind all my domains. The backups are created automatically and securely downloaded onto another storage. Generating the backup First, I setup a cronjob that creates a package of all relevant content.

This job gets executed every morning at 5 o’clock. The script…

The importance of putty session encoding

Encoding issues can be very nifty to solve. I recently came across an issue I never thought actively about before. I set up a new SFTP account through putty and changed the password to something with an umlaut. My putty session used to be in ISO-8859-1:1998 (Latin-1, West Europe) encoding. Now for example setting the…