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What is the ‘Remote Restoration’ in the ‘WHM Backup Configuration Interface’?

Posted by Allura on 24 09 2019.

Overview
Important:In order to access this feature, the account backups and the Retain Backups must be enabled. The option is available under the Default Backup Directory setting in WHM’s Backup Configuration interface. (WHM > Home > Backup > Backup Configuration.)The Backup Configuration interface permits you and your users to save backup files in locations that have been configured using the Additional Destinations option. The following destinations are included in the list:Custom locations
FTP
A local directory
Amazon S3™
Google Drive™
SFTP
S3 Compatible
WebDAVTo restore the backups from these places, the backup file must be transferred to by users to their servers before they attempt to restore the backups.How to Transfer the Backup File
ImportantThe backup files must be manually transferred to your server from the remote location. After the backup files have been transferred to the server, the actual restoration process is handled by the Backup Restoration feature in WHM.Perform…

Overview

Important:

In order to access this feature, the account backups and the Retain Backups must be enabled. The option is available under the Default Backup Directory setting in WHM’s Backup Configuration interface. (WHM > Home > Backup > Backup Configuration.)

The Backup Configuration interface permits you and your users to save backup files in locations that have been configured using the Additional Destinations option. The following destinations are included in the list:

  • Custom locations
  • FTP
  • A local directory
  • Amazon S3™
  • Google Drive™
  • SFTP
  • S3 Compatible
  • WebDAV

To restore the backups from these places, the backup file must be transferred to by users to their servers before they attempt to restore the backups.

How to Transfer the Backup File

Important

The backup files must be manually transferred to your server from the remote location. After the backup files have been transferred to the server, the actual restoration process is handled by the Backup Restoration feature in WHM.

Perform the steps outlined below if you want to transfer a backup file to your server from a remote location:

  1. You should first access the additional destination using a tool of your choice. The additional destination can be created using the Additional Destinations option in the Backup Configuration interface in WHM. (WHM > Home > Backup > Backup Configuration). For example, an FTP client can be used to access and FTP location.
  2. Locate the backup files that you intend to transfer. Then transfer them to your local system
  3. The backup files must be placed in the appropriate directory on your server.

Note:

The backup directories will be similar to the format: BACKUPDIR/date/accounts. In this format, the following codes stand for:

  • BACKUPDIR represents the variable from the file located in /var/cpanel/backups/config file.
  • The date is presented using the format yyyy-mm-dd. Here yyyy is the year in four digits, mm stands for the month while dd denotes the day of the month.

For example, if a server stores its backups in the directory /home/backup, the weekly backup for the user example made on December 16, 2018, can be found under the file /home/backup/weekly/2018-12-16/accounts/example.tar.gz.

The Backup Restoration interface in WHM located under WHM > Home > Backup Restoration will now show the backup files made under the particular date and account.

Conclusion

The Backup Configuration interface in WHM allows the admin and their users to save backup files in Additional Destinations locations using the steps given here.