In the previous web hosting company that I was, I was taking backups in an external FTP server. My webadmin had configured the backup to run daily. Backup is near 20GB. It is taken in folder
and there are also:
For a week now, I have moved to a new web hosting company. Now I use Backupsy and I have configured a backup through WHM by myself. But I see that it has less size than the other one. This is taken under the folder /backup:
For a week now that I left the old Web Hosting, the initial backup server seems to continue taking backup which has double size than the one at the Backupsy server. It looks like my old web admin has configured a script which was taking cpanel backups. When I asked him he said that he just made the same configuration through WHM as I did.
The questions are quite a lot:
- Is the old backup server taking backup from the new server or the old server? I deleted some files from my server to save space, but I clearly remember that I did this task before moving to the new server. So disk space usage should be about the same in both cases. How can I see which backups are being taken from each server? Probably I will have to run an SSH command or something in the old server or connect with FTP and check something?
- Since the old backup server still takes backup, why is it bigger than the other one that I have configured through WHM? What am I missing here? I contacted my old web admin and he said that he was only configuring backup through WHM. I thought he made a backup script. Anyway, is seems that in the new backup server I take WHM backup and that there is a Cpanel backup (the folder name is different).
Correct me if I'm wrong but the configuration I have is this:
Backup status: Enable
Backup type: Uncompressed (I have also tried with Compressed, it always zips files)
Backup daily: (All days ticked)
Retain 3 daily backups
Backup monthly: Unchecked
Backup accounts->Select Users->(Legacy Off, Backups On)
Backup Access Logs: Disable
Backup Backwidth Data: Enable
Use Local DNS: Disable
Backup System files: Checked
Databases: Per Account and Entire MySL Directory
Configure Backup Directory: /home/backup (when I was choosing /backup hard disk space was filled)
Retain backups in the default backup directory: Unchecked
Mount Backup Drive as Needed: Disable
Backupsy-SFTP-Enabled (Port 22, Username and Password)
(Backup Legacy : Disabled)
So that's all. Is the new backup missing something? I see that Disk Space Usage in Cpanel is 35GB and I'm not sure if I take my whole site as a Backup. Any help on how to take this...Large Cpanel backup would be appreciated. I searched Cpanel and couldn't find anything related there.
they are effectively the same thing. Why is one smaller than the other? Most likely, missing data. I've run across more than one account where cPanel backs up, but will not restore everything (specifically mysql) on the account, skipping entire tables and databases in some cases.
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I can't understand what you are suggesting. Do I miss the MySQL backup right now?
I saw that in the new server backup is 8.02GB at one day, 8.03 the next one etc. That's Backupsy which uses SFTP. In the old backup server which is BudgetVM, backup now is not that huge as it was (9GB) but one day it's 7GB, the other 9GB, next one only 28MB etc.
I can't find out what's wrong. Backupsy investigates it. Any ideas on where to check?