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Some files and directories still exist after backup

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by thanasis, Dec 10, 2017.

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  1. thanasis

    thanasis Active Member

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    Hello, i do a weekly retention backup and my files goes to my local ftp server.
    But as i see at the server side, there are directories and some files inside...

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    The accounts folder is empty but sytems folder

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    has two folders with files insides...
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    At WHM i haven't "Retain backups in the default backup directory."

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    Why theses files are there?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    Those are your system backup files from the "Backup System Files" setting in "WHM >> Backup Configuration". You have to manually configure the remote backup destination configuration file if you want them transported to the remote destination. We document how to do this at:

    System Backups - Version 68 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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    No i don't want at remote destination.
    Also i don't want them at server...
    How to avoid these files?
     
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    You can disable the generation of these files by browsing to "WHM >> Backup Configuration" and disabling the "Backup System Files" option. You can also manually delete the existing /backup/$date/system" directories if you want the existing backups of those files removed.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you Michael for you reply.
    I see the "Backup System Files".
    Can you explain little bit more what are these files?
    Can i restore full server with these files? How can i do this ?

     
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    Hello,

    You can see a full list of the system files and directories that are included with system backups at:

    System Backups - Version 68 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    It's not enough to restore an entire server, but it's useful if one of the files becomes corrupt or is accidentally modified/removed.

    Thank you.
     
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