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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by jamesbond0006, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. jamesbond0006

    jamesbond0006 Registered

    Feb 10, 2015
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    I have a VPS server and I am using the compressed backup with amazon s3 as additional information. I have few questions and would appreciate if anyone answers.

    1. Is there any security I need to consider when using s3? Will the data be sent as encryted? Can I also send system backups to s3? My only concern is about security. Do you recommend sending access and bandwidth logs as well?

    2. I have about 30GB space used with 1TB available. Do you recommend using uncompressed as that will take less time to complete?

    3. Do you recommend getting a backup VPS from somewhere else and SFTP there as additional destination.

    4. Or using the incremental backups and sync it to another VPS?

    I would like to hear how you achieve your backup needs and appreciate your feedbacks regarding this.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    1. Yes, backups to the Amazon S3 destination should occur via SSL. Please see the following document regarding system backups to remote destinations:

    How to configure an additional destination to receive system backups

    I don't see much difference between sending logs and sending account-specific data with the account backups.

    2. Uncompressed is faster than compressed, but it takes up more disk space. You can enable it if you want a faster backup process at the expense of additional disk space used.

    3. This is a reasonable idea of you want additional redundancy, however I believe Amazon S3 has sufficient redundancy already.

    4. Remote incremental backups are not supported at this time, but feel free to vote for the existing feature request at:

    Support for remote incremental backups | cPanel Feature Requests

    Thank you.
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