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trying to understand how backup functions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matt621, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. matt621

    matt621 Well-Known Member

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    About a week ago, I had the server backing up to a 2nd hard drive in the box. Then, I changed to ftp backup, which ran for about a week. Now tonight I've enabled system backups to the 2nd HD again. But before, under the /backup/cpbackup/daily directory, there were *.gz files from 2 weeks ago, but now with backup running right now, it's not gzipping the backups, but instead creating directories with full copies of all the accounts in these directories.

    Why is it doing this? Previously when doing full backups to the 2nd drive it gzpped everyting. and when it did ftp backups, it gzipped everything. But now it's back to folders and files.

    Is there some switch or setting I've changed w/o knowing it?
     
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    Also, here's what a section of the log shows:

    ...
    Copying shell.......Done
    pkgacctfile is: /backup/cpbackup/daily/cogs.tar.gz
    Creating Archive ....Done
    pkgacct started.
    pkgacct version 2.9 - running with uid 0
    Copying Reseller Config...Done
    Copying SSL Certificates, CSRS, and Keys...Done
    Copying Mail files....Done
    Copying frontpage files....Done
    Copying proftpd file....Done
    Entering timeout safety mode
    Grabbing mysql dbs............
    Done
    Grabbing mysql privs...Done
    Leaving timeout safety mode
    Copying mailman lists....Done
    Copying mailman archives....Done
    Copying homedir....Done
    Copying cpuser file.......Done
    Copying crontab file.......Done
    Copying quota info.......Done
    Storing Subdomains....
    Done
    Storing Parked Domains....
    Done
    Storing Addon Domains....
    Done
    Copying password.......Done
    Copying shell.......Done
    pkgacctfile is: /backup/cpbackup/daily/drubs.tar.gz
    ...
    for all the accounts.

    But inthe backup/cpbackup/daily directory, all the gz files are 2 weeks old and I watched the backup create folders, not any more gz files. All the folders have todays date. So I'm totally confused on what is happening here.
     
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