demo whm w/ backup function

amex

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demo whm w/ backup function - backup questions

I don't know if I'm going crazy but the demo on cpanel.net of whm doesnt have anywhere a function to backup everything. I'm not looking to actually test a backup I just want to see what kind of settings are offered in WHM for doing whole server cpanel backups.

I then checked this demo out of whm here : http://demo.cpaneldemos.com:2086/
and there's no backup function their either.

Could someone point me to where that backup function would be? If I really wouldn't be able to find it anywhere, could someone get me a screenshot of it?

Thanks
 
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amex

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Thanks so much!

Here's the question:

I noticed it said under remote FTP backups the following:

Backup Type: Remote Ftp Server (Accounts Only)

What does (Accounts Only) mean?

Also - does anyone know, if I run a backup and select to store it remotly via FTP, does CPANEL first write the backup to the local HD or does it just imemdiatly transfer it over via FTP. Scanario - 100GB worth of data on the cpanel server. 10GB Left. I dont have enough room for Cpanel to first store the backup on the local HD and then transfer via FTP. I need it to directly send to FTP. Any Ideas?

Thanks
 

cPanelDavidG

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Thanks so much!

Here's the question:

I noticed it said under remote FTP backups the following:

Backup Type: Remote Ftp Server (Accounts Only)

What does (Accounts Only) mean?

Also - does anyone know, if I run a backup and select to store it remotly via FTP, does CPANEL first write the backup to the local HD or does it just imemdiatly transfer it over via FTP. Scanario - 100GB worth of data on the cpanel server. 10GB Left. I dont have enough room for Cpanel to first store the backup on the local HD and then transfer via FTP. I need it to directly send to FTP. Any Ideas?

Thanks
Accounts Only means that it will only backup the contents of the /home directory. Meaning databases will not be backed up when using FTP backups.
 

amex

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Accounts Only means that it will only backup the contents of the /home directory. Meaning databases will not be backed up when using FTP backups.
Thanks for the reply.

Can you address my other question though?

Also - does anyone know, if I run a backup and select to store it remotly via FTP, does CPANEL first write the backup to the local HD or does it just imemdiatly transfer it over via FTP. Scanario - 100GB worth of data on the cpanel server. 10GB Left. I dont have enough room for Cpanel to first store the backup on the local HD and then transfer via FTP. I need it to directly send to FTP. Any Ideas?
 

cPanelDavidG

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Thanks for the reply.

Can you address my other question though?
I was looking into this earlier this morning since there was a sales ticket asking the same question.

Looking into it, it appears that individual accounts are backed up into different archives (username.tar.gz) and then FTP transferred to the remote server rather than making 1 large backup archive and transferring that. Main issue with this is make sure you don't have an account that even when compressed exceeds your remaining disk space.