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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by audrey, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I have 3 questions about the new style backups in the WHM

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    What time do the new backups start?

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    At the end of the old style [cpbackup] incremental backup logs
    it used to say the time and date completed
    [cpbackup] Completed at Sat Nov 22 01:27:54 2014

    The new [backup] incremental backup logs does not say this.
    Is it supposed to or does this mean that it did not finish backing up?

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    On my dedicated servers-
    I get errors from the new [backup] backups.
    I see the same errors whether I use the incremental, compressed or uncompressed backups.
    The error does not occur in the backups on all sites -just some sites

    Below is an example
    USERNAME is substituted for the real username
    DOMAIN.com is substituted for the real domain name
    Code:
    * Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-imap.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-imap.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-http-peak.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-http-peak.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-ftp.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-ftp.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/DOMAIN.com-http-peak.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/DOMAIN.com-http-peak.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-smtp.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-smtp.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-all-peak.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-all-peak.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/DOMAIN.com-http-rate.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/DOMAIN.com-http-rate.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-all.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-all.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-pop3-rate.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-pop3-rate.rrd dump file.
    	* Failure dumping '/var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-pop3-peak.rrd'...discarding invalid /var/cpanel/bandwidth/USERNAME-pop3-peak.rrd dump file.
    
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    Thanks in advance for your help

    Audrey
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    1. The backup cron job starts at 2AM by default, but you can modify this via:

    "WHM Home » Server Configuration » Configure cPanel Cron Jobs"

    2. The information is provided in the output of the command. EX:

    However, you can also view the time stamp of the log itself.

    3. It looks like invalid RRD files associated with the account. Were these accounts transferred or restored from another server?

    Thank you.
     
  3. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Michael

    Thanks for your help.

    Yes, these accounts have been transferred from cpanel servers many times
    (they have been clients for years and every time we upgrade servers)

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Take Care
    Audrey
     
  4. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    You can move those bandwidth files out of the way so they are regenerated in the correct format. However, note that you will lose the existing bandwidth data for those accounts. Keep in mind the message you see is not fatal, and won't prevent the backup from occurring.

    Thank you.
     
  5. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Michael

    Thanks for letting me know that these errors will not prevent the backup from running.
    I will just ignore these errors.

    Is there anything else that moving sites from other cpanel servers may be a problem for
    backing up now and
    restoring in the future
    and/or copying to another cpanel server if I scp using ssh?

    Thanks again

    Take Care
    Audrey
     
  6. cPanelMichael

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    It's normal to restore account backups on remote servers, so you should not encounter any problems. Feel free to let us know if you require any additional assistance or notice further issues.

    Thank you.
     
  7. audrey

    audrey Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Michael!!

    Happy Holidays

    Take Care
    Audrey
     
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