StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 has been entirely redesigned and offers over a dozen new features, including backing up to an ftp server. This didn’t work for me initially, but once I’d actually given it the correct file path it worked very easily. Unfortunately though, I’d rather not commit my crucial backups such as my accounts to ftp space without password protecting them. On the other hand, I don’t want to routinely add a password my compressed files. It seems as though I can do one or the other, but I can’t mix and match.
Anyway, the new version looks pretty good and I look forward to giving it a thorough workout.