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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by crossing, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. crossing

    crossing Active Member

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    Hello,

    I enable it Backup Configuration option for all cpanel accounts. I need to know if this option saves not only databases but also public_htm content files. Its very important to save this files.
     
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    Hello,

    From backup option you can take backup for database and public_html content files both.
     
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    how to identfy which one is for database and files within public_html?
     
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    Please browse to:

    "WHM Home » Backup » Backup Configuration"

    There is a section called "Databases" where you can choose between:

    Per Account Only
    Entire MySQL Directory
    Per Account and Entire MySQL Directory


    Note that the public_html directory is backed up by default when the account is packaged.

    Thank you.
     
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    So what I have to do is to use "Per Account and Entire MySQL Directory" ?
     
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    Hello,

    You want individual backup for you account with mysql directory then you need to select Per Account and Entire MySQL Directory
     
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    You can actually just select "Per Account Only" unless you prefer to also backup the entire MySQL directory.

    Thank you.
     
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    1. What does 'entire MySQL directory' actually means ? All databases from all accounts ? I just need to backup each client files and databases... and restore it after when need it.


    2. I also need to schedule certain time to trigger backup ( i.e. 4 AM), is it possible ?


    3. Will I be able to restore only public_html files or only databases for example ?
     
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    You can change the time when backups run in Home » Server Configuration » Configure cPanel Cron Jobs. On that page, backup is the "new" backup system, and cpbackup is the legacy backup system.

    It means the entire MySQL directory will be backed up, in addition to backups of databases that are put in accounts' backups.

    You can select Per Account Only to have only the databases associated with an account backed up and stored as part of the account's database; the entire MySQL directory will not be backed up as a whole.

    Our documentation explains this in detail:

    http://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Backup+Configuration
    http://documentation.cpanel.net/display/ALD/Configure+cPanel+Cron+Jobs
     
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