Backup per account questions help needed

doz

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Hi Guys,

Can I confirm that if an account is terminated, backups are not removed at all, and I have to manually SSH in to do this? is there a contron panel that allows to do this easier and quicker than in SSH (for non techies like me ?).

Secondly, is there any way to have some accounts have the daily,weekly,monthly backups, but some accounts monthly only. This is so that account that dont change often dont need to backup every night as it takes nearly 7 hours to do the backups every night, and space is at a premium too. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Don
 

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Hi Guys,

Can I confirm that if an account is terminated, backups are not removed at all, and I have to manually SSH in to do this? is there a contron panel that allows to do this easier and quicker than in SSH (for non techies like me ?).
Yes, this is correct, you'll have to handle this manually. There is a 3rd party script or two that have been mentioned many times on the forums you might want to look into, here is a couple of those threads that mentions them.
(old thread) http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/script-cleaning-up-backup-88369.html
(newer thread) http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/case-39357-remove-backups-terminated-accounts-140033.html

There's also this: ConfigServer Explorer
If the backup is mounted, you can get in using this to work with backups. I prefer this way myself.

Secondly, is there any way to have some accounts have the daily,weekly,monthly backups, but some accounts monthly only. This is so that account that dont change often dont need to backup every night as it takes nearly 7 hours to do the backups every night, and space is at a premium too. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Don
There is no way currently to set multiple options as you're seeking, but I do recall a Feature Request for something at least similar to that sort of thing. I cannot locate it, ATM though.

There are also other ideas for speeding up backups for accounts that don't change much. You can select to not backup some accounts via backup configuration in WHM. And/or you could use a file called cpbackup-exclude.conf that should be in each of your accounts root directory. You'd edit this file and add paths to directories you don't feel need backed up.

You can find more on the file by searching for the name of it on the forums here.