cPanel backup to external drive question

popeye

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Hi i will try to explain best i can. i think the answer is yes but wanted to make sure.

I want to mount an external drives on all our servers for backups, and want to know if one of the servers crashed and could not be fixed could i unplug the external drive with all the backups on and plug it into another server and restore them without any problems ?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Yes, that would work as long as whatever corrupted or crashed the cPanel server didn't also corrupt data on the additional backup drive.

Thank you.
 

popeye

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May 23, 2013
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Hello,

Yes, that would work as long as whatever corrupted or crashed the cPanel server didn't also corrupt data on the additional backup drive.

Thank you.
I use to send to a remote backup server, but because cPanel uses /backup defualt for temp directory i can't becuase it's only 100Gb size and if i change it to /home/backups it disables disk quotas :(

I also use r1soft but i don't think you can restore sites to another server, and even if you could you would have to them one by one