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Home directory deleted

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Pyra, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Pyra

    Pyra Registered

    Jan 9, 2015
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    Hello ,

    First of all I cant find any thread with such thing tho I may missed it .
    So the problem is I have deleted the whole /home directory . I have backup for home , mysql , email etc. which I used and the folders were restored . In the public_html folder , I had installed only Joomla (no website yet) which seems to work now . Everything I do is to test different platforms so I dont have important files etc.

    Now the question is , can I delete whole /home directory (everything inside that) and restore it with backup everytime I want to fresh clean the /home ? The settings I had on spamassin , attracta , googleaps etc. are restored also ? And also the permissions I had before deleting are restored also ?

    I tried to back it up without deleting all /home directory but it seems to keep old files also which are not backed up and I dont want that .

    Thanks in advance .

    PS: 1 month old in this world of IT .
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You should terminate the accounts instead of manually deleting the /home directory:

    "WHM Home » Account Functions » Terminate an Account"

    This deletes all aspects of the account, including the account's home directory. It's then all restorable if you have a full account backup.

    Thank you.
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