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Deleting backups - Request to delete customer data - Data Protection Act 1998

Morgan Lewis is a law firm with offices in the UK and they have published information (as of 2012 which is the most recent authoritative publication I can find on the subject) on the ICO's guidance on ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Unable to download large zipped file of cPanel full backup (Chrome download restarts download )

You can find or change the location of backups in cpanel's Configure Backup Directory section of Backup Configuration interface Home > Backup > Backup Configuration Once you know the location ...
Steve's user avatar
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Error when pruning WHM backups sent offsite via FTP

The FTP server is a Windows Server 2012 machine. It was configured to use ms-dos style directory listings for FTP. ms-dos FTP listing are not compatible with the external backup transport in WHM. ...
Chris Vesper's user avatar
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Is "Legacy Backup" in WHM necessary when you're running out of space?

Your first screenshot answers to your question: cPanel & WHM will deprecate the Legacy Backup system in the near future. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to the new Backup system. As ...
Esa Jokinen's user avatar
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Is "Legacy Backup" in WHM necessary when you're running out of space?

Firstly, if you are running out of disk space you potentially have more problems than legacy backups. As someone who has waited too long to upgrade a server, I urge you to handle it sooner rather ...
Steve's user avatar
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

wp-content and your databases is almost enough. I would also include wp-config.php But take note that sometimes just restoring everything doesn't always work. It should, I can't explain why it ...
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Why is my partial home directory backup is bigger than my full backup?

It's because when you request a Full Backup, your "Full Backup archive" gets saved into your home directory. So when you then download the "Home Directory" it downloads the home ...
Shaiya Coprez's user avatar
2 votes

Creating a backup - Rsync - Connection refused (111)

Are you sure you don't need key-pair exchanged for this setup ? ssh is TCP. It needs handshaking as the first and key-pair exchange as the second thing to work (cryptographically secure connection is ...
Avineshwar's user avatar
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

I think you need to take wp-content, wp-config backup with your database, whenever you are doing a change in your website.
Bhuvan Sagar Basireddy's user avatar
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Are cPanel backups enough to migrate to another hosting company, and can the WHM accounts be backed up as well?

The simple answer is yes. You can move a site or sites to another server using a cPanel backup file. The normal way to do this would be from WHM on the receiving server using the "Transfers" function, ...
GeekOnTheHill's user avatar
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Does it hurt to have multiple .htaccess_backup files?

If the files are available from the web, this may be a vulnerability, since it shows part of your configuration to the world. This should not be a serious vulnerability for an otherwise correctly ...
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The old version of the website is still lingering on the Internet

Try navigating to those URL's and see if they come up. The problem would not be mirroring as they would not hit the counter (because its a relative URL) It could well be caching - It would seem that ...
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Full local server preparing for use full site backup file from hosting

If you do anything short of a full bitcopy of the server disk the answer is going to depend on the specific software you are running. If you are just worried about the website you typically only need ...
davidgo's user avatar
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How to import and read email files downloaded from a cPanel backup?

Thanks for the help all! I was able to figure how to import and open a few files. Actually the Horde web mail client on the server was able to import a few hand picked emails which helped us assert ...
deryb's user avatar
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Unable to download large zipped file of cPanel full backup (Chrome download restarts download )

I use both directadmin and cpanel. Directadmin download via browser works no problem. This is definitely a cpanel issue and has been for some years. Pretty hopeless really that its been so long ...
user120774's user avatar
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Saving all images from a website in nested folders

I have great success downloading entire sites with https://www.httrack.com/ (I have no association with it). It may be possible to select only images. But even if not, once you have the whole site, ...
Steve's user avatar
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How to restore deleted images from a WordPress backup without overwriting new content?

To restore the links to the images so that they show up in Media gallery, you will have to restore not only the wp_postmeta table but also wp_posts table from your backup. However, you would loose any ...
Harald's user avatar
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How to restore deleted images from a WordPress backup without overwriting new content?

In this case, I would setup a dev environment using the old backup, restore the new content from the live site and then push the development site to production. p.s you should never work in a live/...
Max Coates's user avatar
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Restore a corrupted mediaWiki, to a newer verison of mediaWiki

According to MediaWiki's support desk, page content is stored in the database. So, to fully restore the site, you would need to find a copy of the database. If the database is irretrievable, you ...
WebElaine's user avatar
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Is is OK to back up a WordPress installation while it is serving content?

I have not looked deeply into the structure, but the only thing to worry about is if the site being edited. Perhaps a menu referencing a page, and the inconsistency if the page was created after the ...
Lenne's user avatar
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Is is OK to back up a WordPress installation while it is serving content?

It should be completely safe to backup WordPress during normal operations. In fact, some of the best backups available for WordPress run live on the instance and do minute to minute backups of all ...
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Deleting backups - Request to delete customer data - Data Protection Act 1998

You shouldn't really receive requests to delete personal data if you are following good practices in safeguarding people's data and not storing data longer than you need to. There is no law within ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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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

In my case It was the same command but I did not need to change the conf file, and the command --default-character-set indeed does work. It is a bug with MySQL, just change "utf-8" to "utf8" or even "...
Juan Felipe's user avatar
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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

I had the same problem: ERROR: Unable to start MySQL server: mysqld: Character set 'UTF-8' is not a compiled character set and is not specified in the '/usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml' file ...
t1mothy's user avatar
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What exactly should I backup in a WordPress site?

Well, my advice to you is: DON'T DO PARTIAL BACKUP! As web development in wordpress concerned, do backup of everything. Don't just backup one folder and database. There's also wp-content and wp-...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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