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Need to back up a very large cPanel account

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by tweaker, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. tweaker

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    I am new on forums, but not new to cPanel, have worked on cpanel servers for almost 10 years then got a break for 3 ears.

    anyways

    I need to backup a large 110GB folder. residing on /home2/user/folder/

    the folder is under a cpanel username but full cPanel backup is not needed.
    I want to make a backup which is split into 5GB tarballs.

    Also i need this backup to get generated on /backup/new12/

    Many thanks in advance

    I hope I would be able to help the newbies here and still learn a lot from cPanel.
     
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    sorry about late reply, but I think my plan to backup such account can work with above suggestion
    along with some manual backups.

    I plan to tar the largest folder in 5GB multi-tarballs then move it to separate drive
    once data from such large size folder is available externally, I would exclude that or even those folders
    using "cpbackup-exclude.conf"
    this would still get me a working cpanel backup (ofcourse without that 100GB data folder) but will include
    mails accounts, databases, all other stuff from the account and that package file can be easily
    restored on a new server then the large folder can be take care of.

    problem started when developers kept on making sub-domains instead of sub-accounts (distinctive cpanel users)
    now over the years this has turned into big problem.
     
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