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Full Backup results in corrupt backup file.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NeoMorph, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. NeoMorph

    NeoMorph Registered

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    A couple of days ago my host updated cPanel to 11.24.0-CURRENT. Since then I've found that every time I do a fullbackup that homedir is now being compressed into a seperate archive inside the main backup archive. Unfortunately every darn time I try to do a backup this seperate archive, homedir.tar, is ending up corrupt.

    Any ideas why here? Is it a new bug because before cPanel got updated homedir wasn't compressed into a seperate file and everything was fine.

    Seperate backups work OK but I have an automation system that runs daily to backup my site and it uses fullbackup.
     
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    sirotex Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    It is a bug in the new cPanel release, there has been an update to fix most, but i dont think this has been mentioned, your best bet is to send a bug report to cPanel on the issue.

    Why the hell is your host running the CURRENT branch?
     
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    I have no idea... I'm not particularly experienced with cPanel other than using it for my site. It's something I just take for granted is working and it was only because I needed my backups after a rather unpleasent person deleted a load of forum posts before banning everyone and I needed to recover the site from the backups... Luckily the database files were intact where the homedir part was not. As the homedir files hadn't been damaged I was OK...

    Kind of a silver lining in the guy attacking my site (he'd been a perfectly good godmod for 7 months and was a really nice guy... or so everyone though).

    I only keep two weeks worth of backup and it could have been rather nasty if my site got corrupted after the 2 week backup cutoff time and I found that my backups weren't any good.
     
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