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Automating cpanel backup at client level, not administrator level

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by schwim, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. schwim

    schwim Well-Known Member

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    Hi there everyone,

    I've moved some sites from a dedicated machine hosted by GoDaddy to a VPS hosted my InMotion. With GoDaddy, I was able to backup all accounts to remote FTP automatedly via the admin panel. The feature is completely missing from the InMotion VPS. A feature is available in the client panel to generate or restore a backup, but nothing to automate the generation.

    Is there a way I could automate the backup of clients accounts through cron? I would really like to be able to save multiple daily copies like I was able to with GoDaddy, but would settle for almost anything right now. After speaking to InMotion about this issue, I have no trust in my data being restored by them if something were to go awry.

    Any help or suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Do you have WHM access? Is that access the root level user access? If so, there is not any WHM > Backup > Configure Backup area there? The root user should have a Configure Backup option that allows backup automation.
     
  3. schwim

    schwim Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for your help!

    They have not given me root access in WHM. Instead, I log in with limited access and many features are missing from what I'm used to being in WHM. I don't have any of the links regarding backups when logged into :2087.
     
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    schwim Well-Known Member

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    Any suggestions at all?

    thanks,
    json
     
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    schwim Well-Known Member

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    For future dudes or dudettes that have the same problem and find the community to be as helpful to them as they were to me, I've found a band-aid that doesn't resolve my problem completely but gets me by.

    I'm using this script to ftp a automated backup to another server. Of course, if I don't log in and delete them every once in a while, I stockpile them until I run out of space. I'm working on writing a script to run via cron on the destination server that will delete files in the directory that are older than x-days. If anyone has interest in it, I'd be happy to share it with you once it's done.

    Because that's what being part of a support community is about.... right?
     
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