Legacy Backup Configuration
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 19 October 2016 01:07 PM

Legacy Backup Configuration

In this article we go over the Legacy Backup Configuration interface, It should be noted however that it is not recommended to use this interface as it will be removed from WHM in a future release. Instead you should use the WHM Backup Configuration interface found via Home >> Backup >> Backup Configuration.

The Options available to you in this interface are as follows;

Legacy Backup Configuration Options

Backup Status

This option allows you to select the Legacy Backup feature's setting:

Enabled — This will enable backups and restorations.

Disabled — This will disable backups and restorations.

Restore Only — This will cause backups to be Disabled and allow restorations.

Backup Interval

This option allows you to select the interval that you wish to run automatic backups. You can select from Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. If you select Daily, your server will create both monthly and weekly backups, however if you select Weekly, your server will also run monthly backups.

Backup Retention

This option allows you to select the backups that you wish to retain.

Days to Run Backup

This option allows you to select the days on which to run backups.

Remount/Unmount Backup Drive

This option allows you to select whether you wish to remount and unmount a specified backup drive while backups run.

To enable this option, you must have a separate drive, mount point, or network file system (NFS) drive.

Bail Out If Backup Drive Mount Fails

You should select this option if you wish to cancel the backup process if the backup drive fails to mount.

Incremental Backup

This option allows you to set it so that your system will only back up and restore data that changes.

If you enable this option, you cannot restore the account to a time before your last backup. In addition you cannot enable this option with FTP backups and it cannot use file compression.

Backup Accounts

This option allows you to select whether you wish to back up user accounts. If you disable this option, then the system will only backup system files. If you are hosting other users this option should be enabled, this option is disabled by default.

Compress Account Backups

This option allows you to enable compression for you backup files

Backup Configuration Files

This option allows you to select whether you wish to back up the configuration files. The system does not require the configuration files in order to restore a backup.

Backup SQL Databases

This option allows you to select how you wish to backup databases on your server. You can select from the following options:

Per Account Only — This will create an individual database backup for each account.

Entire MySQL Directory — This will create a single backup for the entire MySQL directory.

Per Account and Entire MySQL Directory — This option creates both the individual backup for each account and a single database backup that contains the entire MySQL directory.

Backup Access Logs

This option allows you to select whether you wish to store access logs.

Backup Bandwidth Data

This option allows you to select whether you want to store the bandwidth data of the server.

Use local DNS zone files rather than retrieving the latest zone updates from the cluster.

This option allows you to enabled the pkgacct script to use the local DNS zone file, rather than it searching the cluster for the latest zone record. This may help to improve performance, but is likely to result in outdated DNS information when you restore an account.

Backup Type

This option allows you to select the backup method for your server you can select from the following options:

Standard — If you select this option your backup files will be stored locally or on a networked file system.

Remote FTP (Accounts Only) — If you select this option it will allow your server to store backup files on a remote server.

EXPERIMENTAL: Use Hard Links for weekly and monthly backups to reduce disk usage and backup time.

This option allows you to select whether or not to use hard links for weekly and monthly backups.

EXPERIMENTAL: Enable use of optimized account backup tool.

This setting will instruct the backup utility to use the /usr/local/cpanel/bin/pkgacct script if it exists and is executable. 

Remote FTP Host (Remote FTP Backup Only)

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to enter the remote FTP server's IP address in the Remote FTP Host text box. When you specify the backup host, exclude the FTP protocol.

FTP Backup User (Remote FTP Backup Only)

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to enter the FTP account's username in the FTP Backup User text box.

FTP Backup Password (Remote FTP Backup Only)

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to enter the FTP account's password in the FTP Backup Password text box.

FTP Backup Directory

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to enter the directory in which you wish to store backup files.

FTP Backup Timeout

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to the number of seconds of inactivity after which the FTP transfer times out. This option defaults to 120.

FTP Backup Passive Mode

If you have selected to use the Remote FTP option, you will need to enable this option if the remote server is behind a firewall, or if FTP backups fail.

Backup Destination

If you using standard backups you will need to enter the directory in which you wish to store your backups here.

Select Specific Users

If you use Standard backups, enter the directory in which you wish to store backups.

Finally to save your changes click on the save icon at the bottom of the interface.

Thanks

Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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