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Help with automatic backup (user perspective)

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Mizpah, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Mizpah

    Mizpah Registered

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    Hi Guys,

    This may be a little unusal, as I come ta this from the perspective of a CPanel end user, not an owner.

    I however have a complex site, and am looking for more than manually instigated backups.

    I am aware that this can be done via a script, however I don't have access to the cron tab (as I am on a shared server), nor do i have a suitable script! (although google shows several).

    My host as asked me to email them with suggestions, including a copy of any sript I may want run, so I ask the following:

    Is there a preffered option in cpanel 11 to allow a user to set up automatic home directory and mysql backups ? (perhaps another options I am not aware of?) What should I be asking my ISP for ?

    Can anyone provide a known workingh script, that will backup two mysql databases, and the homedirectory daily into my cpanel space - ideally for 7 days, then overwrite the content from 7 days ago ?

    Can anyone suggest how else I can do this automatically ?

    Many thanks,

    Mizpah
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    At this time, automatic backups can only be performed for server-wide backups. Such ability is not available in the cPanel interface for individual hosting account owners to use.
     
  3. Mizpah

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    David,

    thanks for the reply, does that mean that a script and a cron job is my best option ? (of course that means that I have no choice other than to get cron access!)
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    From the perspective of the end-user, that would be correct.
     
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