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Problems backing up...alternative

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by devGOD, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. devGOD

    devGOD Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i'm moving servers and i have a large community site that keeps failing during the move process.

    My last option is to just Tar the /home/SITE folder and use the fullbackup i created in WHM for that site. Which would create the account and restore all the mysql stuff....

    my question is what shell command would i user to tar all files/folders with chmod and chown kept in tack..?
     
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    Can't you back it up in cPanel to the Home Directory, then transfer with FTP?

    From the command line: tar -czvf site.tar.gz /home/SITE

    To extract: tar -zxvfp site.tar.gz

    The -p flag retains permissions.
     
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    i tried having cpanel back it up /script/cpbackup and it said something about server load bing to high.
     
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    ok this is taking way to long... my site is. 7.7g is there a way to make the tar not compress the data and just backup everything up?
     
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    The z is for compression - don't use z and you wont be compressing


    If you want a headache - type tar --help:eek:
    I believe the term is "information overload"

    Now - is anyone aware of something that will provide as complete a possible a backup of a virtual host, with an FTP server being on the receiving end of that backup?

    I want the ability to have the server re-provisioned, setup my backup solution and restore all configuration, accounts, settings logs and data.

    The thing has to exist - but my searches keep getting overloaded by the number of FTP clients and backups that aren't what I'm looking for.
     
    #5 streigh, Jan 23, 2007
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