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Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Oldjim
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Off Line Backup - htaccess help

One of my duties is Secretary to a local organisation and I have have all the minutes on my PC with a separate backup
It occurred to me that I could safely back them up to my better half's website on 1&1 - it has stacks of spare space
Can I have an idiots guide to setting up password access only to that folder
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bobpullen
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

See 'Password Protection' in the article here.

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Oldjim
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Thanks Bob - I think  Embarrassed
I am going to need to play as it assumes I am less of an idiot than I am - however a bit of trial and error should sort it  Grin
Will come back if I need any help
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

It's also worth taking a look at How to Password Protect your Website in the Community Support Library. There is a suggestion at the bottom of that for identifying the file system path you'll need.
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Oldjim
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Thanks all
There is some doubt as to whether the 1&1 account supports it so I have pushed a query off to them also asking what would be the required path
Will report back in a few days
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

I'd be surprised if they didn't. Let us know how you get on.

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Oldjim
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Bad news
http://help.1and1.co.uk/hosting-c40985/scripts-and-programming-languages-c40990/htaccess-c41027/manu...
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Follow the steps below to manually password protect your website files or folders to keep them from being accessed without a password.
This functionality is only available with packages that have SSH access.

As we have the cheapest package that isn't included
However - the good news is that given the very small size of the folders which need backing up I can use my Plusnet webspace
However - is that function only available with the CGI webspace and, if so, is it available given that I had it before changing products http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/products/archive/broadband_payg_archive.shtml
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

I have a password protected folder on my homepages webspace.

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Oldjim
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Off to play
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Good luck
Oldjim
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

all working fine - now to start trimming some of the excess rubbish from my web site and loading up the files which need backing up
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

Next question - how long does it take for the webspace usage to update
spraxyt
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Re: Off Line Backup - htaccess help

I think the sums are done by an overnight job, so should be updated by morning.
David