Originally Posted by Sureshan
Now I have found the above script to execute the cron (I think)- but I am sure that this script zips the backup before transferring to the alternate server.
The script does not "execute the cron", you have to run it from a crontab. It just dumps the sql database and transfers it to the ftp server as is. I don't see any compression here. Why do you think the backup is compressed?