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Backup Large Account

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by deieno, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. deieno

    deieno Well-Known Member

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    Hello There,
    I have a server that run only a big account, it's a fotolog website.
    The account have 30GB now, so backup is almost impossible, cause running the script pkgacct on this account take more than a day to finish this process (and server load goes high)

    Anybody could give me a suggestion about how to do this backup?

    Thanks
     
  2. djmerlyn

    djmerlyn Well-Known Member

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    The idea would be to lower the priority level of the backup process...but I think it must be "Top Secret" how to do it...

    I figured out how, and a couple other people said they knew how but wouldn't share it...

    Also, with a site that big...you might be better off not to do a gzip backup...so that you don't have to wait for the server to gzip 30Gigs
     
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    iHost.net.nz Well-Known Member

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    Backup to a separate hard drive?
     
  4. deieno

    deieno Well-Known Member

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    Yes, backup in another hard drive is a option, since my server have two HD's, and I'm using that. But I think is good also keep a backup in another server. Just in case anything bad happen with the server.
     
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    dysk Well-Known Member

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    For one large account I would not be using cPanel/WHM. The place that cPanel shines is when dealing with a large number of virtual hosting accounts. I have found it is much easier to use a non-control paneled server for a dedicated box. There are several times that cPanel assumes that an account is relatively small, i.e. stats processing and backups.

    If you really need a GUI I would recommend something like webmin.

    Regards,
    Erek Dyskant
    Unix Consultant
     
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