Backup cPanel account to Windows VPN Server

openmind

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I'm not sure if this is possible or not but hell I'll ask anyway ;)

We have a centralised off-site storage server that we are currently using for backing up Windows machines via a VPN connection.

Now at the moment we are backing up cPanel accounts via FTP to this server network but I wondered if it would be possible to backup from the cPanel servers via a VPN connection in the same way as the Windows servers?

This would be quicker and more secure than FTP in my eyes.

Can it be done?
 

stugster

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OpenVPN is your friend :)

yum install openvpn

config it, then install it on your windows box.

Share a folder on windows, and mount it on the linux one, then update cpBackup config to reflect the backup location
 

openmind

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Hi goregous ;)


Yes it's possible. We do this Linux-Linux. We have a secure SSH tunnel set up (VPN) and we just mount the backup server's directory on each cPanel box.
You scare me but it's linux > Windoze I need to do...
 

openmind

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No good. I already have Windows VPN server setup, I just need a Linux client to connect from the Nix box...

Believe me after the trauma of getting RRAS working on Windows I'm not about to change it!