Okay, I’ve been running dedicated servers for couple years now and I used to mess around with Linux boxes back in college.
Here’s an essential automatic script and a cron job you will need in order to keep your backup automatic.
Yes, if you get a dedicated server, don’t get their stupid extra $15/month for backing up your database. (All they do is make scripts like this one and charge you for it)
You can follow this example and go spend that money on junk food.
So all you have to do is FTP your backup files.
This is way better than goin