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Backups script temporary files /home/temp

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Alrissa, May 13, 2018.

  1. Alrissa

    Alrissa Member

    Dec 17, 2016
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    Hi folks. I generally just lurk here and steal solutions. Here's one I either can't name correctly while searching or hasn't come up that often:

    Main question: I've been trying to pin down where cpanel backup script actually generates temporary files during a backup.

    I either missed it or it's so obvious It's not mentioned. /home/temp is currently my only candidate?

    Generally this is for servers where sites, database and OS are on the main, smaller faster drives while backups are on larger, slower disks (or even partitions mounted remotely to a storage server)

    Basically I'd like to either symlink, move or mount that temporary folder to a larger drive so that backups don't make the (in some cases relatively tiny) primary disk go to 100%

    I appreciate any insight.

    (Edit: Just to clarify I did see the feature requests and discussion for people with remote backups complaining that backups need disk space. That seems normal for me . I'm mostly curious about getting cpanel to use a larger drive or a specific location during backup creation for all activity done by the backup script. )
    #1 Alrissa, May 13, 2018
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
  2. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II
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    Nov 14, 2017
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    Hi @Alrissa

    The files that are created during backup aren't necessarily temporary per say, not in the sense that a php session file is a tmp file. In instances where you are creating backups and storing them remotely the backups are staged at the location listed as the "Default Backup Directory" located at WHM>>Backup>>Backup Configuration. This can also be identified by running the following:

    grep BACKUPDIR /var/cpanel/backups/config
    You can set the backup directory to any directory you choose though the default is /backup

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