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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stevieg_83, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. stevieg_83

    stevieg_83 Registered

    Dec 2, 2009
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    Hi there,
    I wonder if anyone can help me.

    I'm trying to setup a Cron job via cPanel to create a backup of my home directory and then ftp an archive to my internal ftp server.

    This script works brilliantly in meeting more than my requirement:

    // PHP script to allow periodic cPanel backups automatically.
    // Permissions on this file should be 600
    // Place outside your public_html
    // Crontab:  30 3 * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/username/cpanel_backup.php
    // ********* Configuration *********
    // Info required for cPanel access
    $cpuser = "user"; // Username used to login to CPanel
    $cppass = "password"; // Password used to login to CPanel
    $domain = ""; // Domain name where CPanel is run
    $skin = "x"; // Set to cPanel skin you use (script won't work if it doesn't match)
    // Info required for FTP host
    $ftpuser = "user"; // Username for FTP account
    $ftppass = "password"; // Password for FTP account
    $ftphost = ""; // Full hostname or IP address for FTP host
    $ftpmode = "passiveftp"; // FTP mode ("ftp" for active, "passiveftp" for passive)
    // Notification information
    $notifyemail = ""; // Email address to send results
    // Secure or non-secure mode
    $secure = 0; // Set to 1 for SSL (requires SSL support), otherwise will use standard HTTP
    // Set to 1 to have web page result appear in your cron log
    $debug = 1;
    // *********** Don't Touch!! *********
    if ($secure) {
       $url = "ssl://".$domain;
       $port = 2083;
    } else {
       $url = $domain;
       $port = 2082;
    $socket = fsockopen($url,$port);
    if (!$socket) { echo "Failed to open socket connection... Bailing out!\n"; exit; }
    // Encode authentication string
    $authstr = $cpuser.":".$cppass;
    $pass = base64_encode($authstr);
    $params = "dest=$ftpmode&email;=$notifyemail&server;=$ftphost&user;=$ftpuser&pass;=$ftppass&submit=Generate Backup";
    // Make POST to cPanel
    fputs($socket,"POST /frontend/".$skin."/backup/dofullbackup.html?".$params." HTTP/1.0\r\n");
    fputs($socket,"Host: $domain\r\n");
    fputs($socket,"Authorization: Basic $pass\r\n");
    fputs($socket,"Connection: Close\r\n");
    // Grab response even if we don't do anything with it.
    while (!feof($socket)) {
      $response = fgets($socket,4096);
      if ($debug) echo $response;
    This script backs up everything on my domain which is just under 1Gb. What I'd like to do is backup only my home directory.

    I imagine that the line:
    fputs($socket,"POST /frontend/".$skin."/backup/dofullbackup.html?".$params." HTTP/1.0\r\n");
    is the key, how would I tell it not to do a full backup but only the home directory?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. jrianto

    jrianto Active Member

    Jun 9, 2008
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    Hi Steven,
    You have to modify the script and pickup the home directory backup file instead of the full backup wizard file.

    fputs($socket,"POST /frontend/".$skin."/getbackup/ HTTP/1.0\r\n");

    Change the and date to the the actual one. I haven't tried that, but I think it should work.
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