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FAQs on WHM’s Backup Options- 1

Posted by Allura on 12 02 2019.

Introduction
This interface helps in getting answers on WHM’s backup options.

What are your Backup Options?
Either WHM’s Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Legacy Backup Configuration) or WHM’s Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration).

What Does a Backup Store?
The backup only has the system files and directories by default. When enabled, it copies and stores accounts’ home directory contents, databases, email filters and forwarders, and DNS records. Account backups can be enabled with the Backup Accounts option in the  Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration).

Can a Specific User Account be Selected to Back Up?
Yes one can do that with the Select Specific Users option in the  Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration), and steps are:

 	Click on Select >>.
 	Then one has to set the Backups column to On for specific users…

Introduction

This interface helps in getting answers on WHM’s backup options.

What are your Backup Options?

Either WHM’s Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home >> Backup >> Legacy Backup Configuration) or WHM’s Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration).

What Does a Backup Store?

The backup only has the system files and directories by default. When enabled, it copies and stores accounts’ home directory contents, databases, email filters and forwarders, and DNS records. Account backups can be enabled with the Backup Accounts option in the  Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration).

Can a Specific User Account be Selected to Back Up?

Yes one can do that with the Select Specific Users option in the  Legacy Backup Configuration interface (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Backup Configuration), and steps are:

  1. Click on Select >>.
  2. Then one has to set the Backups column to On for specific users in the Legacy column.
  3. Lastly, click on Save.

Where can the Backup Logs be Found?

The backup logs are stored in the /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup directory.

Where Does System Store the Backups?

Location for storage can be set by using WHM’s  Legacy Backup Configuration interface  (WHM >> Home  >> Backup >> Legacy Backup Configuration). Then one can enter the location to store the backups in the Backup Destination text box. Lastly click on Save to save the changes.

How can cPanel and WHM Determine the Running Time of the Backups?

If the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup  script is made to run without the –force option, then these statements are true:

  1. If the existing monthly backups are more than 29 days old, then cPanel and WHM will create a monthly backup.
  2. If the existing weekly backups are more than six days old, then cPanel & WHM will create a weekly backup.
  3. If the existing daily backups are more than 12 hours old, then cPanel & WHM creates a daily backup.

Note that if backups require more than 12 hours to run, they will skip a day.

Can the Backup Schedule be Manually Edited?

The backups are done automatically via a cronjob. In that case, one has to Edit the crontab to control the timming of the backups run. The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/upcp script will not  overwrite this cronjob. This action can be performed via SSH with the crontab -e command as the root user.

Conclusion

Answers outlined in this review will be benefitting to the users regarding WHM’s backup options.