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any risk to store cpanel backup files in /home ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jestin_virtual, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. jestin_virtual

    jestin_virtual Active Member

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    Hello ,

    Server information : Centos / Cpanel

    i want to know if there is any security risk to use a folder in /home for Backup directory

    actually , i want to put the /backup directory inside the /home ( /home/backup/cpbackup )


    i have only 1 hard drive on the server and doesn`t have sufficient disk space in Root directory , that`s why i want to use /home to store my backups
     
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    d_t Well-Known Member

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    There is no security risk but that is not backup. Buy a new disk.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Agreed. If the server is hacked or worse, drops over dead, your first stop is to find recent backups. If they're on that drive when disaster strikes, you're done. All hope of restoring up to date backups, lost.

    Ask your host to sell you a second drive at the very least, or better, some off server FTP backup space. You can pick up a VPS for next to nothing these days, backup to one of those even.
     
  4. jestin_virtual

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    We have a FTP backup and transferring the backups every week ,
    And i want to have the daily backup on the same server , and just wanted to know if there is any security risk

    i have asked Data-center for additional hard :
    They Told : Your server looks to be a 1/2 U, and there is no space
     
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    sharmaine001 Well-Known Member

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    backing up data in the same hard disk and directory where the accounts are located is NOT a good idea at all. In fact that is not a back up at all. If you want daily backup, you can go for a new disk, RAID or do an incremental daily rsync backup to your remote server
     
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    There is no security risk storing backups under /home but if the server is hacked, backups are gone too.
     
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