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cpanel backups - staged before FTP?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raindog308, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. raindog308

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    When you use the remote FTP backup feature for WHM, does it first stage a copy of the backup on your server and then FTP it, or does it do a file-by-file FTP?

    The reason I ask is that if it stages first, it reduces your overall sellable size considerably.

    I realize it has to do a MySQL dump first - I'm asking about /home, etc.
     
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    Yes. It has to actually create the compressed file before it can move it.
     
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    But does it create each compressed file, and then move them, or create all the compressed files at once and then move them all at once?

    The latter requires a lot more disk space than the former :)
     
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    One at a time. Backup, compress, login, check/create dirs, move, logout, repeat. I'm pretty sure that's how it goes. :)
     
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    Sweet. Thanks. I will double-check in the script.
     
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