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cPanel automatic backup bot
If you are like me, have a lot of shared hosting scattered round different hosts you know what a pain it can be to go round and manually back them all up (you do back them up right?? ).
Anyway, I would like to introduce the cPanel automatic backup bot from Custombot.net.
The bot comes as a standalone file, meaning no installation is needed - it even runs off a thumbstick as long as the .net framework is available!
Check it out at custombot.net - the bot includes a year of updates!
Any questions - feel free to PM, contact me on MSN: or use the contact form on the website. [email protected]
Why would you manually backup something when you can set Cpanel to backup automatically?
How is this different then regular (built-in) backup from Cpanel?
Please if you don't mind explaining, i am a little bit confused.
Its one time payment? What about 2nd Year? (Updates)
How much is to continue using this this script?
Quite interesting, If you made a video I'm sure you'd generate some mad sales
Originally Posted by
Atjeu-Damir - its probably not worth it if you have WHM access which I think allows you to backup offsite anyway, or even if you have backend access to rsync etc.
This is aimed mainly at shared hosting, or quite a few of them, where you have to log in, fill in the details and then tell it to FTP / SCP etc.
Say, for example, you have 10 accounts - instead of logging into 10 separate accounts and filling in the forms, you give the bot a text file with all the details in and hit the go button.
It will then simulate you logging in, filling in the details and backing up in a way you want to.
I have been using it to backup 6 sites that I have and it backs up using SCP to a VPS I have sat doing nothing
semoweb - think I will do that, they say pictures are worth a thousand words so will go get that sorted. Will post up when I sort that.
Cool, good idea!
Thanks for clarification
Atjeu-Damir: forgot to answer your other questions about the 2nd year etc.
Updates after the first year - haven't nailed the details, but looking at something like $20 for another year of updates or, if you just want to update to the major ones we could look at one off payments.
If you don't want the updates thats fine, the bot will continue to work (as long as there are no major changes from cPanel!)
The final thing I was thinking about was allowing hosts to buy a branded version for their company to give to customers, but thats down the road.
Lets see how it goes to start with.
Video will be along in the next hour or so.
How does your script differ from the already FREE cPanel backup scripts out their?
Originally Posted by
Such as the one from Justin Cook?
SLDHosting - to be honest I haven't looked at the free backup script so I cannot comment (although I will go for a look now you have mentioned it
). But look at it another way, just because one car manufacturer makes a car, why do the others bother?
Guess its variety - some people like scripts, some people like a Windows based app that they can click a couple of buttons and off it goes. Horses for courses as my old dad used to say
As I said before, this bot can also be branded for any company on the splash screen - some people may see that as an advantage if they want to give it away to clients as well.
To see the bot in action, take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIX0G92FkVw.
For some reason the annotations didn't stick on the vid, so brief overview:
Top of the screen, a sample config file (and for those with good eyesight to spot passwords etc the accounts used are now dead )
Bottom left, my backup box - in the demo config I set the bot to set the backup method as SCP to my VPS. The bottom right shows the directory I said to backup to.
Main bit - the bot in action. It can deal with the cPanel SSL errors etc and just clicks through as you would if you were sat in front of it all.
Hope that helps.
Last edited by abluegrape; 05-04-2011 at
Guys - I have been asked a couple of times for a demo version, so I have put one together that will allow you to backup 2 accounts at a time. Apart from that its the full version.
To grab it, just visit the site: http://custombot.net/hosting-bots/cpanel-auto-backup
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