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Backups: The different types

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by phyllismc, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. phyllismc

    phyllismc Member

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    Hello:
    I have been using cPanel for about 8 months, but I still consider myself a new user. There are a whole lot of things I haven't figured out yet. One is this:

    In the Backup Panel, they have a Full Backup and a Home Directory Backup.

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    But if you backup the home directory, doesn't it automatically backup every single thing in the cPanel, including: your SQL Databases, your public_html which includes your entire website, etc?

    Does that mean that the Home Directory Backup and the Full Backup do the same thing?
    If not, what's the difference?

    Right now, I back up everything separately, AND do a Full Backup, as well.
    Am I making redundant backups?

    Thanks.
     
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    dalem Well-Known Member
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    full backup = evrything mysql, conig files, mail setings, etc
    home dir backup = just that evrything in your home directory



    over kill to do both

    but cpanel users can't restore a full bckup
     
  3. phyllismc

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    Even if I'm my own site administrator?

    This means I would have to have the web host restore a full backup, right?


    If I do separate backups of my home directory, my SQL databases, and my aliases/filters, then I should have everything that's included in a Full Backup, right?

    Then I'd have the capability of restoring my entire site myself using cpanel?

    Thanks for your patience.
     
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    correct with the eception of a few config files


    correct
     
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    Thanks Dalem. I have been wondering that for months. :eek:
     
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