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Can I get a few people to test their BACKUP system?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matt621, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. matt621

    matt621 Well-Known Member

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    I'm having problems with the backup/restore.

    In particular, when I backup to an FTP server.

    We have 4 servers. 3 of them backup to the 4th. In WHM, I have it set to FTP backup (accounts only), disable configuration files (can't use them on ftp backups anyway) and then on each of the other 3 servers, I have them backing up to their own directory:

    ie,

    I have the IP of the 4th server, the user name and password login info. Then I select one of the following directories for each of the servers:

    /backup/server1
    /backup/server2
    /backup/server3

    The backups go fine. I can go to that 4th servers and the account where they are put and find the backup files there.

    However, when I go back to the other servers and try to do a restore, it always looks at the LOCAL backup, NOT the FTP backup.

    To test this, you don't need to actually do a restore. Just do a backup to an FTP account on another server, then after it's done, do a restore and see if that one account is listed.

    It's not working here and I'd like to hear from others if they can get it working.

    PS. This used to work at sometime in the past 6 months, because I used it. But now I'm upgrading hardware and went to use it and the current version of whm won't find the ftp backups. So I think it's gotten broken during one of the updates in the past 6 months.
     
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    Faldran Well-Known Member

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    You have to transfer the backups back to the server you want to restore them on.

    I have never known it to look on the FTP server for the backups. Though it would be a nice option for cpanel to add. Along with actually sending the configuration backups to the ftp server.
     
  3. matt621

    matt621 Well-Known Member

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    That's what i'm learning. I must be mistaken when I thought I had done a restore via ftp at some time in the past. It seems self evident to me. If you can do a backup via ftp, you should be able to do a restore.

    Does anyone know the reason why not?
     
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