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When can we compress and package files via CPanel ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by baijianpeng, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. baijianpeng

    baijianpeng Registered

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    I would like to use CPanel for backup my webspace files.

    I mean, when I select files or directories in the File Manager of CPanel, there will show some command such as Copy, Delete and Move, but no Compress or similar.

    Is this feature added to the latest version?

    If not, why not?
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    If you are looking to backup your web space, cPanel settings etc - you may want to use the Backup Wizard in cPanel 11 as it is better suited for these tasks.
     
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    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    There is support for compressing files and directories in the new file manager present in cPanel 11.
     
  4. CaMer0n

    CaMer0n Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed, it's in Cpanel 11.
    Just don't try using it with large folders that would amount to a compressed file larger than 2gig.
    It will fail with all forms of compression (zip, tar, tar.gz or bz2). The zip will simply stop at 2gig and not be renamed to a .zip extension, while the others will continue to be larger, and appear to be okay, but will produce a corrupted file every time. (ie. it will decompress and have files missing and get an 'unexpected end of archive' error).

    It would be nice if it had a similar feature to the account-transfer (cpmove), where you could have multiple archives of a specific size. :)
     
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  5. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    You're welcome to submit a feature request for this at http://bugzilla.cpanel.net - especially emphasizing the 2 GB limit. I only recommend you doing it rather than me doing it on your behalf so in case anyone needs further clarification, you will be able to provide that information :).
     
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