if you are using both Windows and Linux computers and are not familiar with WinSCP you may want to check this out. WinSCP is a powerful, yet intuitive and easy to use utility to copy files between a local Windows computer and a remote Linux server. In particular it can be useful for backing up files to a remote server.
It provides a graphical user interface that makes connecting to the remove server a breeze. The standard layout shows two panels. A directory of the local machine on the left and a directory of the remote server on the right.
You can use it like a regular file manager for the local or remote directories to copy and delete files and directories. And you can open and view the content of files.
You can manually move files between the two computers, or you can use the synchronize or keep-up-to-date functions to automate the synchronization.
The program provides reasonable safeguards and confirmation queries so that you don't accidentally delete or overwrite the wrong files.
Finally, WinSCP also has command line and scripting capabilities for more complex operations.
WinSCP can be downloaded free of charge from winscp.net.