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Any real diff between pkgacct "backup" and "cpmove" files?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by trevHCS, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. trevHCS

    trevHCS Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently exploring using the /scripts/pkgacct to do our site backups but was wondering if there's any actual difference in the files created between the backup-{date_time}_{account}.tar.gz type files and the one just called cpmove-{account}.tar.gz ?

    Put another way - it's the option "--userbackup" switched on or not on.

    They appear to be very similar in size and WHM's restore feature seems to suggest that it'll accept either file, but as this is quite an important bit, I want to be absolutely sure.

    We do have backups to an external SAN but this is the paranoid data centre gets nuked by Vogon's type backup so we can download the backups locally. :)

    Trev
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    The files created by the pkgacct of cpmove and those created by the backups should be the same provided you haven't chosen options such as skipping the home directory (a cpmove file can have options skipped during pkgacct, so provided that hasn't been done).
     
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    I might be using the skip databases option (not too sure yet), but would be including home directory in either case.

    Btw, that was a lightning fast reply! :)

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    haha you get lucky sometimes. Depends on what order I read the new posts or threads.

    Glad I could help! :D
     
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