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Backup due to HDD Failing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CoryHawk, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. CoryHawk

    CoryHawk Member

    Apr 21, 2005
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    Hello.. Was wondering if anyone had a guide or suggestions on what I needed to do with a HDD failing.

    I have a CPANEL/WHM box with RedHat that is the Main HDD is failing. All of the OS and CPanel files are located on this drive. I have a secondary HDD mounted as /backup that I can save configs and user accounts to but I am uncertain as to WHAT to save to have as little downtime as possible.

    Is there a cpanel command that will back up the configs (Cpanel/whm/Apache/mysql/firewall/dns/etc.....) that I can move to the /backup drive so I can restore the machine to working order once the OS reload on the new HDD is completed by the datacenter?

    Any help would be REALLY appreciated.

  2. vanessa

    vanessa Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2006
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    If I were you, I wouldn't wait for the HDD to fail - you need get yourself a new server and migrate your data ASAP. For the backups, this is what you'd usually need to back up:

    (make sure to use rsync so that user id's are retained)

    /home* (any home folders that store user accounts)
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