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Deleting Redundant cPanel Backup File

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

  1. AdamAGB

    AdamAGB Member

    Jul 6, 2003
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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


    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...
  2. mtindor

    mtindor Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2004
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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.

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