Setup backups for off server storage?

maysam

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hi all

i want to create backups for all websites hosted on my whm/cpanel off-site the same server , i created file server over ubuntu ... can the whm create the backup and directly store them on the file server ?


i don't have space on the same server so i want to make the whm create the backup files and store them on the file server
 

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Whilst several remote destinations are pre-configured - see Backup Configuration - Version 74 Documentation - cPanel Documentation - I believe the built-in backup solution in WHM first creates ALL the backup files on the local file system before transferring them to a remote destination, so if you are short on server disk space, the backup may fail.

There are several forum threads about this, and probably a number of Feature Requests; to create each user backup separately, and then transfer it to the remote file storage, rather than create the whole backup first and then start the transfer. This would significantly reduce the amount of available disk space that the server would need, but I have no idea if this feature is being worked on or even planned.

You might have to think about using an external service like R1Soft or some other remote backup specialist.
 
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