I checked out the other thread...seems this thread is in the area of what I need to do
I need to backup all of the contents of /home
I need to backup of the mysql databases
But some of the scripts to make the transfer and storage easier make a tar of the contents. Disk space today can handle that, but as the sites grow, I see that being a tough fit. Guess I can deal with that when it happens later.
And I came across one script that fired of an email at the end of each backup. Wish I had bookmarked it.
I'll post what I finally dig up, but I need to run a cron job calling a ftp backup script. Just a matter of finding one with a few bells and whistles