backing up my websites and WHM

zodiac

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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
 

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.
 

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
 

mohit

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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