relationship between WHM Backup config and crontab -e

jimlongo

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Hi, I've setup WHM>Backup>Configure Backups enabled and set to run Weekly on Saturday.

Using the WHM>Plug-in>Configure cPanel Cron I have cpbackup set to
30 5 * * * (same as crontab -e)

Is there a contradiction here, is it going to run every Saturday at 5:30 as I want, or every day at 5:30 as crontab seems to indicate?

Thanks,
jim

Additionally does this respect the local cpbackup-exclude.conf directives or do I need to put that in /etc/cpbackup-exclude.conf ?
 
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quietFinn

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Hi, I've setup WHM>Backup>Configure Backups enabled and set to run Weekly on Saturday.

Using the WHM>Plug-in>Configure cPanel Cron I have cpbackup set to
30 5 * * * (same as crontab -e)

Is there a contradiction here, is it going to run every Saturday at 5:30 as I want, or every day at 5:30 as crontab seems to indicate?
The crontab job runs every day at 5:30, and starts cPanel backup. Then cPanel backup reads it's config file, and if it's not Saturday it exits without doing anything.
 

cPanelMichael

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Additionally does this respect the local cpbackup-exclude.conf directives or do I need to put that in /etc/cpbackup-exclude.conf ?
Yes, the "cpbackup" script that you configured via Web Host Manager respects the account's cpbackup-exclude.conf file:

Code:
/home/user/cpbackup-exclude.conf
This file is documented at:

Excluding Files From Backup

Thank you.