Issue with OVH hosting and qemu agent

360webfirm

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Oh I wanted to ask you what backup service you use for your servers as if I canceled the auto backup from OVH and used another method, that would stop all these issues I am having. I pay $10 per month with them and this includes daily backups for 7 days.
 

cPRex

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The backups included with cPanel are often enough for most users. You can find more details on those here:


If you need more than that, we recommend JetBackup, as you can purchase that license through the cPanel store directly. More details on that tool can be found here: JetBackup 5
 

360webfirm

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Is this a stupid question, is there a way to actually backup the complete C panel server part, ( not the kernel like Cent OS 7 ) I mean the dns settings, whm nameservers, security advisor and all c panel accounts. I know I can backup individual c panel accounts, I mean the actual server itself.

The reason I ask is if the server crashes and I need to restore the complete server, I can then re install c panel and all info that was backed up. I am diabaling the auto backups from OVH as its still causing issues and they sugegsting to disable that service. I just want to find a way to backup the server. If the server crashes, I might loose all backups also, that is my worry.
 

cPRex

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If you use the WHM >> Backup Configuration and include the "Backup System Files" option, that will get many of the common configurations on the machine. Here's what I see on my personal server with those enabled:

Directories:

Code:
[email protected] [/backup/2021-02-05/system/dirs]# ll
total 109096
drwx------ 2 root root     4096 Feb  5 02:00 ./
drwx--x--x 4 root root     4096 Feb  5 02:00 ../
-rw------- 1 root root    10984 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_cpanel.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root    11894 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_mail.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root   493046 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_pki_tls_certs.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root     3877 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_proftpd.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root     3013 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_ssl.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root     1288 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_valiases.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root      766 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_vdomainaliases.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root      936 Feb  5 02:00 _etc_vfilters.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root  9855643 Feb  5 02:00 _usr_local_cpanel_3rdparty_mailman.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 25160076 Feb  5 02:00 _var_cpanel.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 19428648 Feb  5 02:00 _var_lib_mysql_.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 46942643 Feb  5 02:00 _var_lib_rpm.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root   106915 Feb  5 02:00 _var_log_bandwidth.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root  9503755 Feb  5 02:00 _var_named.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 root root      866 Feb  5 02:00 _var_spool_cron.tar.gz
Files:

Code:
[email protected] [/backup/2021-02-05/system/files]# ll
total 204
drwx------ 2 root root  4096 Feb  5 02:00 ./
drwx--x--x 4 root root  4096 Feb  5 02:00 ../
-rw------- 1 root root 10954 Feb  4 15:19 _etc_apache2_conf_httpd.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3506 Feb  4 14:03 _etc_cpanel_exim_system_filter.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root   550 Feb  4 00:49 _etc_dovecot_sni.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17047 Jan 29 09:26 _etc_exim.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   429 Nov 28  2017 _etc_exim.conf.local.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1292 Jan 29 09:26 _etc_exim.conf.localopts.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   380 Aug 20  2020 _etc_fstab.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    52 Jan 29 09:26 _etc_global_spamassassin_enable.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   794 Feb  4 05:35 _etc_group.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    30 Aug 20  2020 _etc_ips.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root   189 Feb  4 15:19 _etc_localdomains.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root    33 Feb  5 01:10 _etc_mailips.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root    35 Jan 20 09:07 _etc_manualmx.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   172 Jan 18 01:03 _etc_my.cnf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1712 Feb  4 15:19 _etc_named.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1268 Feb  4 05:35 _etc_passwd.gz
-rw------- 1 root root  4221 Jan 19 16:07 _etc_pure-ftpd.conf.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    79 Jan  4 09:58 _etc_remotedomains.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root    68 Jan  4 09:58 _etc_secondarymx.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root    49 Sep  6  2013 _etc_senderverifybypasshosts.gz
-rw------- 1 root root  1406 Feb  4 05:35 _etc_shadow.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root root    41 Sep  6  2013 _etc_spammeripblocks.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    34 Oct 28 19:10 _etc_spammers.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   247 Mar  5  2020 _etc_wwwacct.conf.gz
-rw------- 1 root root    73 Dec 18  2013 _root_.my.cnf.gz
-rw------- 1 root root   152 Aug  7  2020 _var_cpanel_greylist_conf.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 53480 Oct  7 01:01 _var_cpanel_greylist_greylist.sqlite.gz
-rw------- 1 root root   185 Oct 14  2015 _var_cpanel_mysql_remote_profiles_profiles.json.gz
Anything not included in those lists isn't something that is managed by cPanel, so you'd need to back that up through a different method, such as a manual script.