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I have an instance in Amazon EC2 and contains Liferay Files, How do I create file a zip files of those files and download it? or is their a quicker process in creating a backup and download it? I've tried accessing the files via sFTP but its really slow when downloading the files one by one...

This is my first time managing a cloud host, please do advice.

Thank You.

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What have you been using in that situation for non-cloud hosts. The same tools should work... – Server Horror Sep 24 '11 at 17:13
I'm using FileZilla in accessing the server. But in this approach, it's really slow. I've been downloading this for 2 days now and it's still haven't finish downloading. I have a download speed of 0.60 Mbps. I was hoping that Amazon provide a software that it will zip your directory so the download would be much faster and easier. – user28139 Sep 24 '11 at 17:46
So just login to the server and zip the directory yourself before transmission? – Server Horror Sep 24 '11 at 17:59
@Server Horror, any guide how to do that? Do i do that inside Amazon EC2 or I can use Filezilla. – user28139 Sep 24 '11 at 18:24
It depends on your operating system. EC2 offers linux and Windows. Honestly given the quality of your questions please consult professional help for managing servers which are out in the internet. No harm intended but you are asking to be hacked, as for guide: Your questions are that basic they really don't belong on serverfault – Server Horror Sep 24 '11 at 18:29
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Tools that come to my mind:

  • ssh (scp or sftp)
  • rsync (over ssh or plain if the files aren't worth being encrypted)
  • ftp/s
  • http/s

Generaly managing a cloud host isn't different from a non-cloud host.

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