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Deleting Redundant cPanel Backup File

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AdamAGB, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. AdamAGB

    AdamAGB Member

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    I just need a little verification on this so I don't mess something up...

    We recently did a one-off daily backup through cPanel and it created three directories

    /backup/daily
    /backup/weekly
    /backup/monthly

    There's an account.tar.gz file in both the daily and the monthly backup directories that looks to be the same filesize

    Can I safely delete the file in the monthly directory?

    How about deleting the weekly and monthly folders?

    Rephrased, if I delete everything but the daily folder, will we still have this one-off backup to restore?

    Thank you, we're going through a lot of server nightmares now (found out that our primary disk and our backup disk are simultaneously dying) so any help would be appreciated. I don't really understand how cPanel's backup system works...
     
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    mtindor Well-Known Member

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    If you know that you have valid recent backups in /backup/daily that aren't corrupt, then its safe to delete the weekly/monthly backups - and you can just restore from the daily backups.

    Mike
     
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