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Backup to Gigabyte email (2Suggestion)

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by hollywood, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. hollywood

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    Dear Cpanel Team,

    Nowadays we have planty of companies which provide gigabyte email(like Gmail) so we can use their servers same as a new FTP! we can use them why not

    I mean why we have to save our backups to our servers? we can send it to our gigabyte email and use it in future and also we can have more backup with time schedule.
    This my sugestion.

    In this case If we lose our backup on server we can restore it faster and we can restore our backup and never worry about our capicity and even we can have our old backups in email.

    Second suggestion is:

    I have been seen some software or script which could upload data from a link no matter what the data's format is.
    You just fill the filed with your address form exapmle: www.example.com/backup.zip and the software or script automaticlly upload the data to the server.

    This featuer is very helpful if we have backup in other server and want to restore it and also we won't worry about our slow connection or network problem!

    Best Regards,
     
  2. lloyd_tennison

    lloyd_tennison Well-Known Member

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    They all have a maximum attachment size. Are you going to split it and manuall send the email and then reassemble if needed?

    Actually there are some software packages that do exactly that for Windows, Peer2Mail for one, but are real slow and the splitting cannot be done easily unless you use MAPI. And of course when you use MAPI on a Windows box, Outlook gets involved and it changes all the names of the attachments to winmail.dat and then you cannot restore them anyway...
     
  3. hollywood

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    We have to set the max size

    Why spilt?
    you can use MAPI and Thunderbird software for mail.

    Cpanel team make a section for example autobackup, and in this section we have email address filled and also time schedule so we wont worry about our backup.
    If someday my server is down so I can restore my backup from my email.

    Can you see any problem in this plan?
    Ofcourse this is not good plan for big hosting companies this just for users or let say for small resellers.
    Imagine we can go to CP setting make default time schedule and a default email address for all of the hosting plans and there is another setting for doing a small delay after creation of each backup.

    I think this plan is not a big deal for CP script team and this plan can make backup operation so easier for clients.
     
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    1. email is not in any way shape or form meant for sending of these large attachments and you're just looking for trouble in having them corrupt or never getting to the location.

    2. you run into problem of mailbox filling up and not getting the backup.

    3. most companies do not want to have to deal with people sending emails of several gigs through their server. This can create havok in the mail queue

    4. there are much better ways to do backups, the easiest of which being to just download your content/backup to your home computer where these days most people have more disk space than they ever get around to using.
     
  5. hollywood

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    I told this plan is just for users who have 100 or 200MG backup not more than this!
    not serveral gigs!!
    and they want this featuer to have extra backup everday or you can backup your forum or your shoping database every night by this way.

    yes for those how have fast connection this is not a problem they download and upload it but for users how have slow connection download and uploading and have problem with disk space this plan will work.
     
    #5 hollywood, Jan 20, 2006
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    Email is an extraordinarily bad idea for sending through large files. That's why most MTA's enforce a 5MB limit. All email must be sent in ASCII text. When you try and send a binary file in email it has to be encoded into BASE64 which can increase the size of the actual email sent from anything to 2x to 10x the size of the original file.

    You should only be using protocols for what they are intended, and large file transfers should always be done via FTP (or derivatives).
     
  7. hollywood

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    2x!
    I didn't know that!
    Thanks for sharing information :)
     
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