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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by crshep, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. crshep

    crshep Well-Known Member

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    Since the update I noticed when WHM backups all accounts it now leaves 2 files for backups

    testaccount-=-meta
    testaccount.tar.gz

    So what is the meta one for?
    Do I need it?
    Can it be shut off and in not saved if not needed?

    Thanks
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello,

    Those threads should help to explain the purpose of the metadata files. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Thank you.
     
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  5. crshep

    crshep Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Michael Are you the same Michael that used to be in charge or at least worked with "cpgs" when cpanel offered it?

    Just curious is all?
     
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  6. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hi Charles,

    No, not the same Michael (there have been a few of us).

    Thanks!
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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