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how to fully backup a dedicated server to a FTP server?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SoftDux, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. SoftDux

    SoftDux Well-Known Member

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    I'm sitting with a problem which my host can't solve either.

    Using cPanel backup, I can only backup accounts to a remote FTP server, so how do I backup /etc/* / cPanel settings / SSL certs / logs / etc? I know these can be backed to a secondary local HDD with the backup feature, but not to an FTP server. And my host doesn't want to use NFS for this, as it's too slow

    They recommend rsyncing /etc to the FTP server, but I don't know if that's good?
     
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    Whenever I have used backup to send to a remote server over ftp, its always sent everything I backup including the configuration files you mention (if selected in backup configuration). What is stopping that from happening for you?
     
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    That tells me that only accounts will be backed up to the FTP server
     
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    I backup to my local drive, and then use a stand-alone script to ftp the local backup to a remote server, every other day.
     
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