Restoring backups on a remote server

AffectWeb

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My server is configured to use the new backup system, and that backup system makes daily backups and SFTP's it to my offsite backup server. I do not keep backups on the server itself.

My question is when I want to restore an account does it automatically connect to the backup server, and retrieves the backup from the offsite backup server?
 

AffectWeb

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Also I noticed on my server that it utilizes 100% of my storage. Since I'm on SSDs storage space is valuable. For example I run a backup, and I have 80GB of data on all the accounts, but the disk size is only 120GB. The backup will make the duplicates so it basically increases my disk usage to 160GB until after the backup completes, and deletes the local data.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The remotely stored backups will have to be transferred to the source machine manually before a restore is possible. There are instructions on this at:

Remote Restoration

It's by design that local backups are stored temporarily until the backup archive is transferred to the destination server. You may need to add an additional drive to the server to accommodate for this if there is not enough space.

Thank you.