I have a vps that I have, after a couple of days, tweaked to my satisfaction and now I am concerned about backups. I have another server the runs a cronjob every 15 minutes to rsync over ssh my important files but I would like a solution that enables me to create an image of the entire vps at a point in time and backup that image up elsewhere also. I feel confident that my files won't be lost with the cronjob in place but I sure would hate to tweak all those whm/cpanel settings again.
PS I know that cpanel has a backup option but I think that only backs up the home folder on the server.
You could just rsync your entire / directory, although you would have about a gig of extra system files. It would be much easier to do that rather than trying to copy all the configuration files seperately.
Ahhhh thanks! I am actually running the command from another server and I have created a backup directory (VPS) to backup the files from the other VPS. The only catch is I don't have root at the backup server (it is a cheap psuedo vps from dreamhost)