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Backup users & configuration to remote - Workarounds?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by organic, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. organic

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    For whatever logic, as many will know it is not possible to backup both users and the server configuration files to a remote FTP site... Currently we backup users to a remote FTP site, as we don't have the local space to store their accounts. However, we would also like to backup our configuration files... Therefore, is there a way we can manually run the backup solution to backup the config files locally, but leave the currently automated WHM weekly remote FTP backups in place?

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    Hello organic,

    This isn't currently possible to configure in WHM > Backup > Configure Backup area, but there are discussions on how you might achieve this in the following threads:

    http://forums.cpanel.net/f49/backup-multiple-destinations-169322.html#post709690
    http://forums.cpanel.net/f49/cpanel-backup-local-hdd-220012.html#post907672

    There is also a feature request that you may wish to lend support for the option:

    http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/simultaneous-local-remote-backups-150845.html

    Thanks!
     
  3. organic

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    Thanks Tristan - I had a quick look at those links, however I think maybe my question was a bit unspecific: Essentially I want to backup our server configuration remotely - Is this at all possible without first doing it locally? Is there a script that purely packs up the server configuration alone?
     
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    It isn't possible without first doing them locally, so you'd have to backup locally first for configuration files and accounts, then remotely FTP what you want FTPed.
     
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    or you can waste resources to ftp every single file one by one
     
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