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CPanel backup (or other) script - Is there a way to have 2 configurations?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Sovjohn, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Sovjohn

    Sovjohn Member

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    Hello there,

    I searched for a clear answer on that, however could not find any. Here's the deal:

    Is there a way to differentiate the backup configuration per website / websites? I would like to have the following scenario available:

    • "Important" websites - daily complete backup
    • "non important" websites - weekly incremental backup

    ...or something of the sort. From what I have seen so far, I cannot have websites abc doing backup in one way, and websites xyz doing backup in a different way. I definitely do not want (anymore) to have to carry out full daily backup to all websites, since some of them are really unimportant / not updated, and a weekly incremental backup would do nicely.

    Do you have any idea guys?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Well, cPanel do not offer 2 configurations where you can set backups as you stated above. I would have configured daily backups for important websites from WHM >> Configure Backups option and would have had a script that will backup unimportant websites on weekly basis.

    Write a script that will backup unimportant websites in a specific folder.
    Schedule the script using a cron to run once in a week say Sunday.
     
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  3. Sovjohn

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    I don't know how to "write a script", that's why I'm looking for something more configurable.

    Ideally, I am looking for a way to either use the WHM backup options under 2 different configuration sets (even if I have to run one of these manually), or a more advanced backup script that will allow me to select what to backup, and how often.

    I do not believe that all websites on a given server should receive the same backup treatment - cheapskate users could elect (knowingly) not to pay for backup at all, while others might want their data backed up daily (and in >1 locations, if they can have that).

    Since the needs of the users very considerably, there must be a way to address this issue...Help?
     
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    If there is a feature request you would like to support I recommend sharing your unique comments and thoughts in the applicable thread. :)

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