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directory to use for back up

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by sebans, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. sebans

    sebans Active Member

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    new bie question

    what directory to use on the server to store account back ups since the- /Home -is not adviced and the- /root - i feel is to dangerous in case of server problems

    thanks in advance for your help

    sebans
     
  2. AndyReed

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    /backup is the directory for backups, if you will.
     
  3. sebans

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    thanks but using the /backup directory with -standard- backup option i get this message:


    /backup is not a directory..
    Backup has been disabled to prevent file loss..
    /backup does not exist..
    Backup has been disabled to prevent file loss..

    should i create the directory on the server?
     
  4. AndyReed

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    Yes, you need to SSH to the server and create that directory. This is assuming that you have one HD.
     
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    Well backups really should be stored on a secondary drive that should be mounted as /backup

    If you can't do that you can create a directory called /backup in your main dirve but its not recommended due to space issues and in the event of a hardware failure - you'll still lose everything :D :eek: :eek:
     
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    thanks

    i don't have a second hard drive. it seems is better to do a ftp backup then.

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