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WHM cron - backup vs cpbackup

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by jimlongo, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. jimlongo

    jimlongo Well-Known Member

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    What is the difference between these 2 entries?


    In WHM > Server Configuration > Configure cPanel Cron Jobs
    backup
    cpbackup
     
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    Legacy Backup and the new Backup system.
     
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    Thanks....
     
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    Sorry for the bump but this thread is top of a Google search result. Can you be more specific as to which of cpbackup and backup is legacy and which is the new backup system?

    Also is there any chance you could update WHM to explicitly state which is which?
     
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    "Backup" refers to "/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup" and is the new backup system. "cpbackup" refers to "/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup" and is for the legacy backup system. You can actually leave both cron jobs enabled, as the scripts will determine if backups are enabled and generate them as needed.

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