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backing your site up

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by scriptox, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. scriptox

    scriptox Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I used the default backup wizard in the cpanel which basically gives me a full copy of the site to my computer but it says this cannot be used to restore your site only to move it?

    So what do you guys use? incase someone was to hack the site, and i need to get it back up and running the same day.

    Thanks
     
  2. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    I just take tarred copies of my blog-directories and databases. Although I guess it's not very effective way if you actually have many sites, I just have 5 currently.
     
  3. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    hosting companies has backup system
    just ask them to revert from latest backup
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    mysqldump + tar, zip or 7z. Fast and accurate.
     
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    I use my own custom backup script running once a day via cron. CPanel backup + backup via phpmyadmin ( if you don't have a very large db) is good enough. If anyone said it isn't, then they must be trying to sell the service to you ;-)
     
  7. scrapefox

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    It's true that it can only be imported fully by your host using WHM (web host manager), but if you unzip the file (use winrar) there is a backup of all your databases and directories inside.

    Just to clarify: inside the backup created by cPanel, all your databases will be in the folder called mysql and all your website/s files will be in homedir.tar.
     
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  8. Oukast

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    While they (usually) do, it's quite good idea to understand to never, ever, ever stay with just one backup. Take one yourself, and maybe store couple copies of it in different locations. You don't even need any big moneymaking projects for this, even a simple blog or two that just disappears will put a big strain if you don't have the most recent backups.