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Restore package return code

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by fernandomm, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. fernandomm

    fernandomm Active Member

    Nov 25, 2009
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    I have a script that automatically copy accounts to other servers and use restorepkg to restore them.

    The issue is that sometimes restorepkg fails and my script doesn't notice it, going on with the other actions.

    I tried to check return code of restorepkg but it's always 0.

    What is the correct way of checking is restorepkg successfully restored package?
  2. cPanelDavidN

    cPanelDavidN Integration Developer
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    Dec 17, 2009
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    Hi fernandomm,

    I'm not sure that it's possible to check the output of restorepkg programmatically for errors. I'm pretty certain it wasn't designed with that intention (unfortunately). You may wish to look at the XML-API function restoreaccount. Using this API call, you should be able to check for errors in the response. There's two things to consider about this XML-API call. 1) it's only available in cPanel/WHM version 11.28 and higher. 2) you will probably need to place the packaged account within the backup directory (/backup/cpbackup/weekly, etc.). I'm not 100% about that, nor am I 100% that a cpmove file will be considered a valid source for this operation. It's worth looking into and experimenting. The XML-API output will be worlds better to work with that the text based output of restorepkg.

    Best Regards,

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