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Copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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Does it hurt to have multiple .htaccess_backup files?

Today I saw .htaccess_backup files in my file manager. Does it affect SEO or something else? Should I delete all the .htaccess_backup files or does it not matter?
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Rsync from Cpanel to Synology

I'm trying to add a Rsync destination for backup in whm, but I keep getting this error when validating Error:Validation for transport “NAS2” failed: Can't ssh to [the Ip Address]: unable to ...
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Recovering a lost website with no backup?

Unfortunately, our hosting provider experienced 100% data loss, so I've lost all content for two hosted blog websites: http://blog.stackoverflow.com http://www.codinghorror.com (Yes, yes, I ...
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Plesk - Issue creating backups - Can't locate object method “lastDumpsFile”

My Plesk (17.5.3) server has stopped creating scheduled backups. The log coming from the web GUI just says: Error: server "server" Unable to create dump Not very helpfull. So I sshed into the server ...
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Character set 'utf-8' is not a compiled character set and is not specified in the '/usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml' file

We are trying to upgrade our MediaWiki software. According to Manual:Upgrading -> UPGRADE -> Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki, we are supposed to backup the database with: mysqldump -h hostname -u userid -p -...
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Error when pruning WHM backups sent offsite via FTP

We're using WHM 64.0 on a CloudLinux 6.9 dedicated host. We have a scheduled backup configured that backs up each hosted cPanel, as well as the system files. The backup also FTP's the backup files ...
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Is “Legacy Backup” in WHM necessary when you're running out of space?

Lately I noticed that that my server's disk is running out of space, and that the cpbackup folder in /backup was around 277 GB. I have the Backup Configuration enabled, and then I checked the Legacy ...
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Saving all images from a website in nested folders

I've been asked by my supervisor to save all of the images from a website for backup purposes. I've been given admin privileges to the site, and there are 132 images, spread across several nested ...
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Restore a corrupted mediaWiki, to a newer verison of mediaWiki

A working installation of mediawiki was corrupted by a user "touching" all files under the dir structure, ending in all files having the same exact permissions, and modify dates. I'm not sure which of ...
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Domain expired- possible to find content that was on websites?

I had a domain that I let expire, and was subsequently purchased by someone else. I have several links on my website that are now directed towards their new site. I was wondering if it is possible to ...
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Is is OK to back up a WordPress installation while it is serving content?

Running a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 16.04. Found plenty of great documentation for backing up WordPress: Export your database: mysqldump --add-drop-table -h mysql_hostserver -u mysql_username -p ...
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Are cPanel backups enough to migrate to another hosting company, and can the WHM accounts be backed up as well?

I am making full backups via the backup feature in cPanel for each account and I wonder if this is enough to set up shop with a different hosting company? I also have access to our WHM where all the ...
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How to restore deleted images from a WordPress backup without overwriting new content?

Our WordPress site has thousands of images and most of them are not used for any content anyomore. The images take about 90% of our total storage so I wanted to get rid of them. I used a plugin ...
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What are the best options to backup a hosted windows VPS [closed]

I have a Windows VPS hosted at some web host, I have remote desktop administrator access and I can install whatever software I need on that VPS. This is a basic low cost VPS, so the system resources (...
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Deleting backups - Request to delete customer data - Data Protection Act 1998

It was brought up today about the customers right to have their data deleted and went on to an interesting talk about backed up data (we have a rolling 93 day window for backups on AWS s3) I was ...
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

I just uploaded my multisite WordPress site and I wanted to know what exactly should I backup from my Cpanel? Someone told me just backing up wp-content and your databases should be enough. Is that ...
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How do you backup your websites?

I was just wondering how the community backs up their websites? I take a nightly dump the database and shift it across onto another server which then gets backed up onto removable media. It is ...
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Daily / Monthly websites backups?

Do you usually perform a daily backup of websites of small local business ? Isn't a monthly backup more appropriate ?
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Backing up Web Server Locally

As an added backup, I'd love to have an external hard drive sitting here with my Mac that backs up our web server. Is there any way to have a total backup initially done of the entire web server, with ...
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Creating a backup - Rsync - Connection refused (111)

I am trying to create a backup of my website for free. I just want to have a backup of my website, including not only all files and the configuration but also the databases. I mean, a full backup. If ...
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Open Source website backup tool suggestions

I'm looking for an Open Source website backup tool. I'm more interested in Open Source so I can make changes if need be and possibly contribute to the software. Automatic scheduled FTP backups from ...
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How do I set up WHM/cPanel to back up to GitHub?

I've been motivated to start using GitHub because a potential employer wants to see my source code, but I'm finding the process of committing the files manually from my computer after downloading them ...
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Trimming the last N changes in MediaWiki in order to “rebase” history from a Git-powered backup?

Recently the wiki I administer in some sense has "crashed" due to a database that seems to be completely lost. Just the database, not the MediaWiki installation, extensions or media. Unfortunately, I ...
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Why is my partial home directory backup is bigger than my full backup?

I just made two backups with cPanel. Both has .tar.gz extensions. One is home directory backup that is 134,2 MB. And the other is a full backup that is 67,4 MB. What causes the difference? Is it ...
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Want to Transfer Forum to a Subdomain

I am Using WordPress CMS and using bbpress Forum plugin, I created a forum on WP site: www.example.com/test/ but now, i am looking to Transfer it to http://test.example.com , But I am not able to ...
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GoDaddy : does it come with warranty of not losing my data?

I have a GoDaddy Web Hosting Linux Ultimate, and I'm unsure about the following : can GoDaddy loose my data? To be more precise : lets say that their harddrive fails, is it my responsability to ...
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Preserve and print a blog

When my daughter was born almost 5 years ago, we had the idea of posting various things about our lives, what she did as she was growing up, etc. The idea at the time was, when she's 18 we'll give ...
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Automate backing up of MySQL DB on Godaddy Windows account

Does anyone know of a good way to set up an automated backup of our MySQL DB on a Godaddy Windows account? Most articles I have found talk about using mysqldump. But I can't figure out how to do ...
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How do I recover WordPress page content from MySQL database?

I have a WordPress site and the database has become corrupted (long story), and it's not backed up. My plan is to create a new WordPress site from scratch and copy all the theme files, images, etc......
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Split Archive file in cPanel

Here I am trying to backing up my email data. When I create the zip, it is 8GB heavy file. My plan is to zip and transfer online to box. But box free account only allows 250mb per file. So I am ...
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Completely backup MediaWiki

I'm trying to backup my MediaWiki instance. I'd like to do it completely, meaning that if the web server exploded suddenly, with the backup files, I can restore the MediaWiki instance completely to ...
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How to backup a dev & QA folder website structure?

A site I just became in charge of uses a really simple two folder structure to host the dev site and the QA site. The sites are hosted on the company servers so I just have the sites' folders mapped ...
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Which folders need to be backed up for migration in Joomla?

I'm helping someone update & migrate their old website, built on the Joomla framework. Currently it is running on Joomla 1.5.8 which is an ancient version. I've convinced them to upgrade Joomla to ...
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Is it a good idea to make “safety copy” of articles from referring sites?

My wife has a small business with a website, of which I am the maintainer. (I am not a trained web developer, but know the basics of HTML and CSS.) There are already a few articles / blogs / news ...
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How to set WHM to Save Back Up to PC?

First I would need to set an FTP server in my PC. However, my ISP gives semi dynamic IP. Is that even possible. I suppose we can have a domain name point to the IP. Is that even possible? After that ...
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Copy Virtualmin's scheduled backup settings

Just wondering if there is a quick way to copy all of my scheduled backup settings from one virtualmin server to another? I have migrated all of the websites across with no problems, but though I ...
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Plesk 11 SQL Server DB Restore from Zip Fle

This is a feature i had in DotNetPanel which i guess i took for granted because now that I've moved to Plesk 11, I don't have it anymore, and boy does it hurt. My database restore uploads have ...
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Find old web content via Google cache or similar

I have a bit of a problem. My client is running a Joomla 1.0 site and some content (text) was lost. There was no backup configured of the MySQL database. The content was lost approx. around the 16:th ...
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Backing up VPS and Database Servers for website

I currently have an "un-managed" (no help from hosting company) windows vps server. I am working on a good backup solution to return my site back online within a few hours. I am pretty comfortable ...
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I can't find my backup for the cpanel in whm/cpanel

The Problem: I have made a complete backup from the cpanel for the whole home folder. I have placed this folder in the default home directory. Thereafter, i tried to restore this file from the WHM, ...
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Is ignoring clients data during an automatic upgrading acceptable?

I recently faced a deletion of my calendar and notes data inside a third party application ( Horde ) on my online space. When I told the web hosting provider they replied that they were doing an ...
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What's the canonical process for backing up a website? [closed]

This is going to sound terrible, but bear with me. I currently have a cron job that does a mysql dump, a git add all and commit, and a git push to bitbucket. I set this up almost a year ago, when I ...
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Best Automatic Backup Solution Options?

I have a VPS with WiredTree.com in which I have access to WHM. I'm looking for a good backup solution where I can do the following things Backups both the Database and Files Allow me access to the ...
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Saving website copy and browsing saved copies

How can I automatically save site's copy each week with an option to browse saved copies? I need kind of WebArchive, but on my local computer.
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Should I use mysqldump or mysqlhotcopy for MySQL database backups?

I have a WordPress blog running on a MySQL database that I want to back up regularly. Would it be better to use the mysqldump program or the mysqlhotcopy script to make backups? What are the pros and ...
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Where can I find a good perl script for a cronjob that backs up all files in a specific folder on my webspace?

I want to automate backups on my webspace. My provider allows for cronjobs to be executed once a day. I have already implemented a cronjob that backs up my database with mySQLdumper, using a perl ...
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server downtime solution?

I am managing a few sensitive websites, that need to be up and running 24/7 how ever I worked with many VPS and dedicated server providers over the time. The problem is that downtime is inevitable, at ...
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how to restore email from only a full website backup?

I am in a helpless position right now..Till last month,I was hosting my website and email accounts with hostgator and everything was going fine till I decided to switch hosting for some services that ...
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Multiple servers - crash safe

I have 2 servers on different networks. Both of them host different website (one is CentOS powered another one is using Mint). How do I assure maximum uptime? In case one server is overloaded how to ...
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backup of AWS s3

We had been backing up all of our databases and image files to S3. Around 2TBs of data. But now we are migrating our hosting to amazon and I think we need another backup now, not on amazon. Is this ...