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Full BackUp Account up ? Why is it useful ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Radio_Head, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Radio_Head

    Radio_Head Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    which is the advantage to create a full account back up ?

    Is there any possiblity to restore subdomains , parked domain using that back up . It doesn't seems possible , so I cannot understand the advantage of this kind of backup .

    For example what need to have to on backup the shell file , the proftpdpasswd , quota and shadow password (?) .
    Is there any possibility to restore them ?

    It seems no , so why backup them ? Anyone can explain me .
    (I can see only some security problem on this kind of backup .)

    While I found very useful the Today Data backup and the mysql backup , I cannot see a valid reason to have the Full Back Up Account since some part of that backup cannot be restored.


    Thank you
     
  2. hormigo

    hormigo Well-Known Member

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    For backup individual account:
    login root
    cd /scripts
    ./pkgacct USERNAME

    Remplace USERNAME with the name of user that you wants backup

    My 2 cents :)
     
  3. Radio_Head

    Radio_Head Well-Known Member

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    [quote:ec6df982b3][i:ec6df982b3]Originally posted by hormigo[/i:ec6df982b3]

    For backup individual account:
    login root
    cd /scripts
    ./pkgacct USERNAME

    Remplace USERNAME with the name of user that you wants backup

    My 2 cents :)

    [/quote:ec6df982b3]

    .. and if the client modify the backup file by hand ?
    For example he could modify shell file , the proftpdpasswd file , quota (modifying it to 10GB for example) and other files ..

    Then if he ask to restore it could be a problem ...

    uhmm doesn't seems a good idea this full backup
     
  4. dgbaker

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    Hmmm.. Never thought about that, I think I'll have to test that out.
     
  5. hormigo

    hormigo Well-Known Member

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    You can save your clients backups and restore when they request, dont accept their custom bakups

    Thats is the better
     
  6. Radio_Head

    Radio_Head Well-Known Member

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    [quote:a1a90d76ad][i:a1a90d76ad]Originally posted by hormigo[/i:a1a90d76ad]

    You can save your clients backups and restore when they request, dont accept their custom bakups

    Thats is the better[/quote:a1a90d76ad]

    I agree . It seems more an Admin feature than a client feature . It should stay on WHM instead of on Cpanel .
     
  7. ccreighton

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    [quote:64b7d00d39][i:64b7d00d39]Originally posted by hormigo[/i:64b7d00d39]

    For backup individual account:
    login root
    cd /scripts
    ./pkgacct USERNAME

    Remplace USERNAME with the name of user that you wants backup

    [/quote:64b7d00d39]

    How does one restore the backup made by this method?

    Also is there a list or a script that will backup all necessary
    system files, db, passwords,etc.?

    Thank you.
     
  8. TheVoice

    TheVoice Well-Known Member

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    I saw unpkgacct in scripts. But I don't know how to use it. This could be helpful for transfering large sites since if you account copy it tends to time out. If someone could look at the code and see how to use it that would be great.
     
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