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In Progress [CPANEL-24094] Relative paths required for backup destinations

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by abdelhost77, Nov 16, 2018.

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  1. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hello @Morphime,

    I've merged your posts into this thread.

    I don't have an update to offer on the status of this case at this time, but I'll update this thread as soon as more information is available.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for this suggestion. I was hitting my head against a wall trying to solve this restriction and the other suggestion of using symbolic links did not work (I created them on my ftp server, but when I ftp'ed to it from my cpanel server they did not appear).

    In the end I hand edited the .backup_destination and it works again. Just have to remember not to update the backup destinations via the web interface now :-(

    Regards,
    Mark Leman
     
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    The symlink approach breaks the hard link creation process with remote incremental destinations.

    Modifying the /var/cpanel/backups/*.backup_destination file directly to provide a non-symlink path seems to be the only truly reliable workaround.

    Hopefully cPanel will return the logic to allow at least a path such as '/../backup_external' to the additional destinations screen to cater for sending backups via rsync to external drives on external servers.

    Best regards,

    LBJ
     
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