N/APosted on - 09/22/2012
My website was accessed illegally and my hosting provider simply could not help me recover my website files from my online server. I gave up on this as I simply could not get a real help from my GoDaddy hosting provider. So what I did was, to avoid further damage and possible virus contamination, I have deleted all my files from the web and I am willing to start all over again.
This incident has caused me trauma, so I won’t start creating a new website using a Joomla application unless I could find a website backup software where I can back up my webfiles so that if ever this will happen again, I can happily restore the files from my backup.
I couldn’t find my old Joomla files so I cannot simply restore my website by republishing the files from my local folder.
Recommend a website backup software
Free backup software
FBackup4.8 has a simple interface and guides you through the process of defining a backup job using a friendly wizard that asks you:
Where do you want to store the backup (the destination).
What do you want to backup (the sources).
How do you want to run the backup (using full backup that zips the files, or mirror backup that doesn't zip them).
When do you want to run the backup (you can schedule it to run automatically or run it manually).
Once a backup job is defined, you can run it manually by pressing the Backup button (or F6), or if you add a scheduler it will run automatically. FBackup can easily back up sources from local drives (including USB connected drives) to destinations such as USB/Firewire connected devices or mapped network locations.
It creates either standard zip files (when using "full backup"), or exact copies of the original sources without any compression (using "mirror backup"). The best thing about this freeware backup software is that it protects your data for free.