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backing up my websites and WHM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zodiac, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. zodiac

    zodiac Member

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    Ok I hope I am posting this in the right place.

    Right now I back up each of my sites in the CPANEL backup area and download the files to a drive on my machine.

    If my server ever goes down then its simply restore those files back in through cpanel? Do I have that correct?

    Also The Web Host Manager, I know it has a number of configuration settings etc.. what do you back up to save all the settings you created for WHM?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Henric

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    Zodiac,

    I assume your daily backup files are in /backup/cpbackup/daily/

    This is the directory where cpanel stores daily backup for each accounts.

    Let me assume Backup drive is a seperate drive.

    Make sure you have configured the following from backup option through WHM.

    Backup Status
    Backup Accounts
    Backup Config Files (this wil backup /etc folder also )
    SQL Databases

    If primary harddisk fails, you can go for an os reload and cpanel installation. then mount secondary as /backup and restore using whm Restore Backups option.

    The cpanel configuration files are

    1. /var/cpanel/cpanel.config (tweak settings comes under this file)
    2. /etc/cpbackup.conf

    Most of the configuration files in /etc are backed up by 'Backup Config files' option.
     
  3. zodiac

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    When I back up my sites I go through the backup option on the cpanel interface
    Downloading the Home Directory
    Then I download the MSQL Database Backup
    Then I download the Email Domain Forwarders and Filters

    I am no pro here is that all I need to restore my sites?

    At least on the cpanel side of things that is

    I dont do anything in WHM presently, I see the configure backup section and says my backup status for that is disabled and restore only
     
  4. mohit

    mohit Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    if you have just couple of websites you can back up the way you are doing.
    its best to have a copy of backup offsite.

    For automated backup to work for you, check that.
    1). you have a back up drive and its configured.
    2). WHM backup is enabled and you are doing incremental backups.
    3). you have opted for a backup frequency, could be daily/weekly/monthly.
    4). you have selected backup configuration files.


    or you can just create a full backup from cpanel-->generate a full backup and chose the home directory and download it using any ftp client.

    see ya,
    mohit
     
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