"Righteous backup" button??

qkinger

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I have several sites, all have cpanel. On only one (SpfldVT.com) is there an extra icon (button) on the home cpanel X page. It is at the end, after the Fantastico button and is an inverted triangular shield with a grey rim and red center. Below it it says "Righteous Backup". Clicking on it redirects to 204.15.192.146, where my password is requested. I entered nothing, suspecting foul play. Is it?
 

ffeingol

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Righteous Backup is a very nice (IMHO) 3rd part backup solution. We have also purchased the software but have not fully deployed it yet for clients.

In a "nutshell" it deploys two components. There is a centralized backup serve as well as an agent on each Linux (cPanel) server. It allows you to take really fast backups w/o putting load on the system like a cPanel backup.

What you saw is the client component. When it's fully implemented (looks like your host is in process of deployment) you will automatically be logged into the backup server from that link. It uses your cPanel id/password and authenticates against the cPanel server. Once your logged into the backup server you can see all the versions of backups that are saved and restore any files you choose. Sound cool? We think so :D

Frank
 

Lyttek

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That's some nifty software I'll have to check out... the number of servers I'm managing is growing, so this may be just what I was looking for... thanks for asking the question :)
 

CoolMike

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Looks like a very nice solution. I was looking for a good backup solution already since a long time, but they are either very expensive or not made for the webhosting market.

Unfortuantely also this solution requires, that you dump the mysql dbs first before make the backup...

Michael
 

ffeingol

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Unfortuantely also this solution requires, that you dump the mysql dbs first before make the backup...
Michael,

What I agree that you "should" dump the mysql db's you don't have to. The backups look at changed disk sectors, so the "raw" mysql db files will be backed up with each backup run. Now having said that, we do just like you suggest and have a little script that reads all the db names and dumps them before each backup run. The mysqldump adds a bit of load to the system but nothing close to running a full cpanel backup.

Frank
 

CoolMike

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Hi Frank

Thats correct. I did not test this solution yet, but do you know if the customer is able to restore also his databases directly, or just files in his home drive?

Michael
 

ffeingol

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Michael,

It's basically the files under their /home/XXXX directory. Because the MySQL db's are under /var/lib/mysql (and not owned by their user-id) they can't see / restore them. We toyed with the idea of having our script dump them back to the users home dir but there are several complications with that (ownership, quotas etc). So, at least for now, our clients can restore their files and if they need a db dump back they have to open a support ticket. That is still a pretty big step forward IMHO.

Frank
 
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Correct...we have purchased this software, and it works awesome. We have over 59 clients using it with dedicated servers, and the way it handles the backup is flawless. The button is installed via SSH, and allows the client to restore any files (tree view) back onto thier cPanel. I recommend that you use this, and if you need assistance let me know. We offer it to our clients, and anyone else needing it that is not with us (hope that is ok to say here). To be honest...if you do not backup then you are going to regret it one day. R1Soft is awesome, worth the extra $$ to find someone who provides it, and well built.

Mario and David are great to contact if you have questions about this software. Also, you may want to ask your Dedicated Server Provider about this as well to see whent he increments are done on backups.

At this present time we run it on a Linux but soon to be a Windows as well when it released from Beta.
 
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