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Backing up cPanel settings/binaries to another server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by divisionbyzero, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. divisionbyzero

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    Hello everyone,

    One of our servers is managed by cPanel. That server currently doesn't have an automated backup running and we're concerned should a hardware failure occur.

    We can probably do a script that scp or rsync important directories to another server. However, we're not familiar with how cPanel settings can be backed up for easy restore on another machine.

    Anyone familiar with how this can be done?
     
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    hmmm... i just came across cpbackup. i'm still reading more about it. i hope this one is it.
     
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    Drew Nichols Well-Known Member

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    The only problem I have with cpbackup is that it is SLOW and buggy. FrontPage doesn't always work out for you and by the way it can RUIN DNS.

    Drew
     
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    Hello Drew,

    We're not using FrontPage so that won't be a problem for us. I'm concerned about it ruining DNS - which particular setting on DNS is it giving problems on? Is this on the current server, the one we're trying to back up? or the server which we are trying to restore the backup?

    Thanks and best regards.
     
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    For me it always overwrites MX records, which is a big problem.
     
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    I haven't really had a problem using WHM's backup feature. I only wish it could backup system files to the remote backup destination
     
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