HOWTO : cPanel Backup using FTP Backup without second HDD

isputra

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I try this method about a week and it works perfect.

Say you have 2 server and only have 1 HDD for each server.

Step by step :

1. Create an account on server 2 for store the backup files of server 1
Example : backup.domain2.com
2. Login to server 1 - WHM and configure the backup :
Backup Status : enabled
Backup Interval: daily
Days to run backup: check all
Remount/Unmount backup drive: disabled
Bail out if the backup drive ...: disabled
Incremental backup: disabled
Backup Accounts: enabled
Backup Config Files: disabled
Sql Databases: per accounts only
Backup Raw Access Logs: disabled
Backup Type: Remote Ftp Server
Ftp Backup Host: backup.domain2.com
Ftp Backup User: your_username
Ftp Backup Pass: your_password
Backup Destination: /
Click Save
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 above for backup your account at server 2 to server 1

That's it.

But i have only one problem on above method. The backup account at server 1 will also transfer
to backup account at server 2 and vice versa.
How to avoid the backup account transfered to another backup account ?
 

isputra

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my problem is still there ... anyone, please help me
 

fishfreek

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I dont know if the cpanel backup simply walks the /home/ partion or if it acutally goes by the users on the box.

One thing you can do is create an account outside of WHM. Make sure it has the ablity to FTP and put it outside of the normal /home/ path. maybe /backup/ or something like that.
 

isputra

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Originally posted by fishfreek
One thing you can do is create an account outside of WHM. Make sure it has the ablity to FTP and put it outside of the normal /home/ path. maybe /backup/ or something like that.
How to do that ? I just know how to create an account using WHM. Please give me some clue ;)
 

jameshsi

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Originally posted by fishfreek
SSH into your server and use the adduser command.
Can we really do this ? Will this break anything that WHM/cpanel controled ?
 

nickn

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Originally posted by jameshsi
Can we really do this ? Will this break anything that WHM/cpanel controled ?
Nope, shouldn't break anything :)