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Default backup location

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by melsworld, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. melsworld

    melsworld Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Thought I would set up auto backup - but I forgot to set up a locaction or second drive to back up to so this morning got an autoemail from the server saying space available on my drive was critical - ooops :eek:

    So my question is any guesses as to what directory it would have made the backup to? so I can either delte it or work out how to move it to my second drive

    Also am I correct in thinking that unlike sites on the server you cannot see the directory and file structure unless you ssh into the actual server

    Thanks Mel:)
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The default is /backup which is not accessible from any user accounts, so you will need to SSH in to view those files.
     
  3. melsworld

    melsworld Active Member

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    Hi David,

    This is the email notification I got

    Drive Critical: /dev/hda5 (/) is 93% full

    1. So it looks as though the backup might have ended up in /dev/hda5 which I assume is a partition but not sure what SSH command to issue to look at the partition and when I get into it what I should be looking to delete

    2. I reckon the second drive is /dev/hdb1 as it appears almost empty - so in the WHM set up should I specify path as /dev/hdb1



    Current Disk Usage

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda5 7.8G 7.8G 0 100% /
    /dev/hda8 45G 12G 31G 28% /home
    /dev/hdb1 73G 180M 69G 1% /backup
    /dev/hda6 996M 34M 911M 4% /tmp
    /dev/hda3 7.8G 2.8G 4.7G 38% /usr
    /dev/hda2 9.7G 501M 8.7G 6% /var
    /dev/hda1 122M 16M 100M 14% /boot
    tmpfs 1014M 0 1014M 0% /dev/shm
     
  4. melsworld

    melsworld Active Member

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    Problem sorted

    Turns out the /cpbackup was in the /dev/hda5 partition and had done daily weekly & monthly backups using all the space up - so will now set backups to go to my second drive or at least will try to :D

    Mel
     
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