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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DevinC, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. DevinC

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    Hello, is there a feature in cPanel that will allow me to encrypt the backup copy on the server *prior* to sending the data (i.e. MySQL, file/folder, etc.) to my local drive on a non-SSL connection?

    If no, is there a script that will do the job?

    Thanks,

    Devin
     
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    There isn't an option to do, that no. The best alternative would be to do local cPanel daily backups and then use rsync over SSH to copy the backups off-server if SSH is an option.
     
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    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for your response.

    Unfortunately, my webhost provider do not allow SSH connection however, they do offer SSL. Can we make use of SSL instead? I realize that SSL just encrypt the data as it travel through the network and decrypt it once the data has arrived at its destination. Not quite exactly what I want but still, it offer some form of security.

    Basically, my objective is to use the cron to automatically email me backup copy of the databases and file/folder on a regular basis. However, I'd like all backup to be encrypted first (on the server) before a copy is sent to my public webmail address such as Gmail or Yahoo. I'd like to protect the privacy of my data and make it difficult for anyone to hack into it.

    Do you have any more suggestion?

    Thanks,

    Devin
     
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    The only way I can see you doing that is to take a copy of /scripts/cpbackup and having a play with it and run the resultant script to perform the backups.
     
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    Is CPBackup script accessible to cPanel end-user or is this option limit to the cPanel admin on a shared webserver?

    Thanks,

    Devin
     
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