Cross backup between two cPanel servers

netwood

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Is it possible to cross backup between two cPanel servers by setting up each one to backup to the other server in the remote FTP destination in the backup configuration?

Since I don't want to backup the backup's, the servers need to connect with FTP to a directory outside of "Home". Is it possible to create a user account (via SSH I assume) that has his home directory outside of "Home"? Will FTP work outside of "Home"?

I've only gotten this to work by backing up to a non cPanel server but would like it to work between cPanel servers.

//jonas
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Yes, this type of setup could work. Assuming the accounts are used solely for storing backups, you could create a user via the command line and then setup a symbolic link from their home directory to a directory on another partition.

Thank you.
 

netwood

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Thanks.
Works great.

I flagged that user account to NOT be back'd up in case the backup would follow the symlink and backup the other server's backup.