DNS only server - cronjob to backup?

Nick57

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Hi folks,

Could someone shed a light on why the DNS only server is having the following 3 lines in the cronjob?
There are more of course, but just wonder about these 3...

0 1 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup
56 0,8,16 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/attracta/scripts/daily_jobs.pl > /de$
0 2 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup

This is a DNSonly server, why is backup enabled, to where and what, I don't get it.
Same for this attracta, what is it doing on this kind of server?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The following cron jobs for backups are added to new cPanel DNS-Only installations:

Code:
0 1 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup
0 2 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup
Backups are not enabled on DNS-Only by default, however the backup system is available for use in the event someone wanted to manually enable backups for their system configuration files. The cron jobs will not actually generate backups unless you manually modify the backup configuration files.

The "attracta" cron job is not added on new installations of cPanel DNS-Only. Did you convert this server from a standard cPanel installation? If so, you can safely remove this cron job.

Thank you.
 

Nick57

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Hi,

These DNS-only servers are 'years' old, but set-up with your DNS-only install script at that time, no conversion, clean install!
That might explain it then regards the attracta job, I assume it is safe then to remove this from the crontab?

Regards the backup, are they using the same script [and location] as the 'normal' VPS/Dedicated servers?

Thanks.
 

cPanelMichael

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1. Yes, it's safe to remove that attracta cron job. I confirmed it's not added on new DNS-Only installations.

2. Yes, the same scripts and paths as the standard cPanel installation are used for backups.

Thank you.