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Manual backup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ramil, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. ramil

    ramil Active Member

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to run a backup command from command-line, with WHM backup configuration options?

    Thanks
     
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    nickb Well-Known Member

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    /scripts/cpbackup
     
  3. ramil

    ramil Active Member

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    I did it, but got a message:

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    Backup is not done today as per whm backup settings at /scripts/cpbackup line 158.
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    But if I want to make a manual backup???
     
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    nickb Well-Known Member

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    make sure that you have configured WHM backup correctly. Check Days to run backup in the WHM>>configure backup. If the days are not marked then mark the days and try again.
     
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    something wrong with the config.


    btw, you can backup 1 time per 0.5 days according in the /scripts/cpbackup


    Well, If the last backup < 12 hrs. , the scripts will exit.
     
  6. Sinewy

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    You can manually backup a specific account by doing:

    /scripts/pkgacct username

    Usually it will save it to /home in the format backup-date-user.tar.gz.

    You can also kill accounts by doing /scripts/killacct user and restore with /scripts/unpkgacct user

    Regards,
    Alan
     
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    wrong.. you can backup as many times per day (hour even) as you want if you adjust the script a bit, or add a cronjob to rename the directory it backups too :) gotta love knowledge ! (and yea, most of it i gained by checking this forum really often for over 2 years ;) )
     
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    thanks very good
     
  9. rpmws

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    does anybody know how to run /scripts/cpbackup from ssh and then close the SSH session without the backup stopping?
     
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    Yup, this should work (does for me on the latest builds on CentOS):

    /scripts/cpbackup &
     
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    nope ..when I close the ssh session it dies. :(
     
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    I was afraid of that. Unfortunately, I don't know what controls whether it lives or dies when you exit when the job is spawned. I too have seen it fail :eek:
     
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    Use the screen command, just type man screen
     
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    Try running /scripts/cpbackup

    And when it is running type CTRL Z to suspend it, and then type bg to put it into background.
     
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    On a side note - I wish there was a script to:

    A) run the backup NOW
    and B) NOT FREAKING COMPRESS IT!

    This was my problem as my drive died the other day, and it was being forced to mount readonly, despite manually doing errors=continue, so i had to backup the users other ways. It ended up being a huge pain...and a script like that would be invaluable.
     
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    dave9000 Well-Known Member

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    how about this one

    #!/bin/sh

    /scripts/cpbackup >> /root/backup.log

    save the above as backup.sh

    then run it as nohup /root/backup.sh &

    i think this will let it run after terminal closes
     
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