Thanks for the reply and it did help a lot. At least I seem to be on the right page.
I followed everything you wrote until I got to the part about a "softlink".
In unix you would say at the prompt: ln -s ../../../backup.zip backup.zip"
I code some in php but haven't ever used anything like that. I'm on a shared server; is that why?
If you or someone can guide me through that a little more then that is exactly the ticket.