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how does cPanel Backup work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by meancode, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. meancode

    meancode Registered

    Mar 19, 2003
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    i am glad i found this board. my web host's tech support could not answer this question, i am hoping someone here can. please let me know if i need to pester my web hosts support if this is not a standard way that cPanel handles this. my web host is InfoBeen.

    I am wondering how the Backup part of cPanel works exactly. once i know how it works i can create an Apple Scirpt or shell script or combination of the two to backup my sites.

    here is my cPanel information if that is needed:

    cPanel Version 6.0.0-RELEASE
    cPanel Build 96
    cPanel Theme cPanel X v1.4

    on the backup page i can download and restore my home, db files, aliases and filters.

    the file for the home backup is "" for example. when is this file created? when i download it it tells me the date created and date modified are pretty close. is this file generated when you load the Backup page, or when you initiate the download, or what?

    also the db archived files and the aliases and filters do not have dates attatched to them. so do these archives just have the most recent versions in them?

    thanks for the info!
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  2. Rikki

    Rikki Member

    Mar 10, 2003
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    Im also wondering about this one.

    My backups usually stop dead at around the 420mb and when I try to look inside the gz file is corrupted.

    The same last file always exists in the backup.

  3. perfectsquare

    perfectsquare Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
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    Backups are done when CPanel runs its daily cron job for /scripts/upcp

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