Some frustrating backup/restore issues


Active Member
Dec 3, 2002
Hello all.

We have what is apparantly an odd system setup here.
Let me outline that, then explain what we're trying to do.

We have 2 systems, both identical:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 2.9G 534M 2.2G 20% /
/dev/cciss/c0d1p3 133G 1.2G 125G 1% /home
none 2.1G 0 2.0G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 3.8G 1.8G 1.8G 49% /usr
/dev/cciss/c0d0p3 8.0G 1004M 6.6G 13% /var

/home is a disk array which is used by both machines, depending on what box is up.

What we're attemptinig to do is create daily backups of WH1, then rsync those files to WH2, which will be the fallback system.
We're also going to do a weekly backup of /home to a tape drive.

What I'm running into is that when I tell Cpanel to backup WH1, it creates the cpbackup/daily/weekly files with no problem, using the directory /var/backup.

When I try to restore though, on WH2,
I'm given the error that /var/back isn't in fstab.

So of course there's no restore done.
I can make a mount point I guess, and can add it to fstab, but is this even the right way to go about doing this?