Yes, my hosting provider provides backups of my site for free, but I like the reassurance of having my own copy. I do so with NetDrive and CrashPlan.
NetDrive is a free (for personal use) utility that allows you mount an FTP site as a Windows Drive.
Here is JonGallant.com mapped to the “O” drive using NetDrive.
CrashPlan is a backup solution software that allows you to select which local drives you want to backup. See “My Backup Strategy“ post for more details on how I use CrashPlan.
I select the “O” drive in CrashPlan to tell it to back that up.
It’s that simple.