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Backup files with dates?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boboss, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Boboss

    Boboss Active Member

    May 26, 2003
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    One limitation of WHM/Cpanel is that backups are done with no consideration of date the way Ensim does. I liked Ensim backups because it was possible to backup data with the date and time of backup embedded in the gzipped file name.

    For instance, "backup_file_nov_9_2006_1000.tar.gz

    The advantage of this is that older backed up files are not overwritten by new ones, and one gets to keep a number of backups that one can easily refer to to recover data on specific dates.

    Can this be done with WHM/Cpanel? If so, how can I achieve this?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    No, it can't be done with the existing backups, you'd have to run a copy of /scripts/cpbackup that you've modified yourself. If you want to make a suggestion to cPanel, log an enhancement request in bugzilla.
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