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backups in whm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chadi, May 4, 2004.

  1. chadi

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    i just mounted my 2nd hard drive hdc in whm. Now I want to configure in "configure backup". Should I set the directory /home2 like I did for the mount? Also, it doesn't ask for a drive letter (2nd drive) how come?
     
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    I'm in WHM and "backup configuration".

    This is what is set so far:
    remount/unmount - enabled
    bail out if... - enabled
    incremental - disabled
    backup accounts - enabled
    backup config files - enabled
    sql db - per accounts only (what is recommended for this?)
    backup raw - disabled
    backup destination - /backup (but I have a 2nd mounted drive "hdc" that I want to backup. how do I configure it this way?
     
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    can someone please help
     
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    In unix/linus drives don't use letters like windows. They are referred to by name. A new drive is partitioned, formatted, and mounted. If you mounted it as home2, the next time you create an account, the new account will be placed there because WHM puts new accounts in any directory with home in the name, and automatically chooses the one with the most free space. If the 2nd drive is to be used for your backups, it should be called backup.

    You may want to read here to learn a little about how hard drives work in linux.
     
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    ok i set it up with /home2 (this is the name) but now how do I know WHEN it does the backups during the day? (i selected 7 days a week/daily)
     
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    just creat a directory in home2 call it backup

    then in WHM in backup config in location use /home2/backup

    that will do for you.
     
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    You misunderstood what I said. I already setup the /home directory destination backup. The question is "WHEN" during the day does it backup?
     
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    it will start after the update exactly most of the time after 5 am on your server time
     
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    I think you can change the time by using 'crontab -e' :)
     
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