netarus

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What are the draw backs (if any) for putting the /backup partition under /home/backup since the /home partition is suppose to consume all the remaining drive space? Besides, the installation instructions do not even indicate creating a /backup partition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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[quote:5d8184c617][i:5d8184c617]Originally posted by netarus[/i:5d8184c617]

What are the draw backs (if any) for putting the /backup partition under /home/backup since the /home partition is suppose to consume all the remaining drive space? Besides, the installation instructions do not even indicate creating a /backup partition. Any help would be greatly appreciated.[/quote:5d8184c617]
You can ask your NOC to add an additional HDD to your system and mount it as /backup then setup backup function in WHM
 

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I think the main drawback is that backups are generally to be ready for future problems, and if the problem is a hard drive failure, backups on the same physical drive will be useless. Backups on a seperate hard drive are much safer.
Also, if someone actually gets into your server root to cause damage, they will likely damage everything. Backups on a seperate drive can be unmounted between backups and then the hacker won't even know it's there.
 

netarus

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Yes, but a hacker could just mount the backup drive if they get root access. So they only way they would be able to access /home/backup if they had root access?

I am not talking about regular backups to tape either. I'm trying to find out about the backup feature within cPanel. Can you place it under /home/backup. Besides someone finding out your root password.

thanks.
 

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Correct on that one! Always at the very least keep the backups on a separate Harddrive, and try to also off load to somewhere else on at least a monthly basis. Disaster recovery is very expensive especially when you need it, and do not have it.
 

netarus

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We swap out tapes and they are RAID drives. Is there any concern with the backup feature in cPanel storing it under /home/backup
 

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[quote:38b081745d][i:38b081745d]Originally posted by netarus[/i:38b081745d]

We swap out tapes and they are RAID drives. Is there any concern with the backup feature in cPanel storing it under /home/backup[/quote:38b081745d]
If you use RAID tapes, why do you want /home/backup?
It is not safe and secure to backup in /home/backup ,also there would be lack of space

In addition, backup is useful when you have a crash, hack, attack and ... putting it in the same HDD is not a good idea also not useful.

We are using external backup device (server) from HP, but also it is possible to use another HDD in the same box.