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backup to server home directory... possible?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by saindra, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. saindra

    saindra Member

    May 21, 2009
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    I am just wandering if it is possible to write the backup file generated by cpanel default to server home directory rather than account home directory.

    I am currently generating full backups of accounts for remote FTP server transfer but it fails if the account quota is not sufficient for backup file... I can think of the way around for this is to write these cpanel generated backup files to server home directory rather than accounts root directory.

    Any help is highly appretiated
  2. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst
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    Feb 25, 2010
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    This is discouraged

    By "server home directory", do you mean /home, or the server's root directory, / ? If you mean /home, then this would not solve the problem, since /home is going to be on a partition with quotas enabled, and the backups would still count against users' quotas.

    If you mean putting backups on /, you can specify / as the backup destination. cpbackup will create a /cpbackup directory, if it does not exist. As long as / does not have quotas enabled, this would work for you, but it depends on how your hard drive is partitioned. If /home is on its own partition with quotas enabled and / is on a partition without quotas enabled, then this would work.

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