I'm looking for an easy and effective way to backup website directories (or a whole site) and retain the various file permissions while creating a one-file archive. The server is a remotely hosted Xserve and I can work on it via SSH/Terminal and/or using Timbuktu when needed. Stuffit works nice from the command line BUT does not handle file permissions.
Would making a disk image (via dropDMG) retain file permissions? Any caveats to watch out for by having dropDMG on the server?