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Cpanel Partial Backup question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kabatak, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. kabatak

    kabatak Well-Known Member

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    When you go to: Cpanel > Backups > Partial Backup > Click Home Directory button

    Is the file generated automatically deleted from the server after download or does it stay?
    If it stays, where is it located?
     
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    I believe that compressed file is generated on the fly, so is removed when complete.
     
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    @Infopro yeah it does look like that but would you know if it acts like Cpanel's file manager? You know some times there's a lot of *.tmp files residing in user directories when the cleaner doesn't work for some reason.
     
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    Well, cPanel's File Manager is a bit different than a cPanel generated command. Also, those tmp files you mention as I recall from a recent thread on that topic, were not being removed if the upload was canceled or interrupted in some way. Is that scenario possible if you cancel a backup download? I'm not entirely sure.
     
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    @Infopro Well I don't know about that so I hope a dev can confirm if it's getting cleaned up as it's potentially consuming big space since it's a backup of the home dir.
     
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    Can you confirm one was left behind? I think they'd want to know a problem existed here before looking into what should already be working as expected. Meaning the file will not be saved to disk after being created and downloaded.
     
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    Hmmm, maybe if you can find out the location of the temp file then I can make several test.
     
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    I've spoken to one of cPanel's developers on this and he states that the "Partial Backup" generated takes up no space, it streams the output of tar directly to your browser. The only resource consumed is CPU/Memory while that tar command is running.


    HTH!
     
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    @Infopro - Definitely helps! Thank you!
     
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