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Question regarding pkgacct

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by wshyang, May 7, 2013.

  1. wshyang

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    Hi,

    So, I understand that the pkgacct script can be used backup cPanel accounts and transfer them to another cPanel host easily.

    However, reading the docs here, I actually got a little stumped by this userbackup option.

    What does it do actually?

    All this while I have been using pkgacct <username> to backup accounts, however, I do require the data within to be easily accessible for restoration onto another host (which might not be cPanel based).

    Should I use the userbackup option?
     
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    Bump Bump :)
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    The primary difference here is the name of the archive. If you use the "--userbackup" flag, you will notice the archive is named something to the effect of:

    # backup-5.14.2013_16-53-50_username.tar.gz

    This will allow a user to upload the backup within cPanel for restoration. Using the "--userbackup" flag does not format the files or directories within the archive differently.

    Thank you.
     
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