I think it's time to improve the Backups system

duntuk

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This is a no-brainer, and the DirectAdmin devs have been sleeping on this for way too long... probably one of the MOST important features for any webadmin control panel.
 

duntuk

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Even the current suggested backup scripts are all outta whack... Why isn't the date appended by default?


And why isn't the remote backup script have the above backup date append as part of this? (forcing the users to figure out how to combine these 2 scripts themselves?)


The whole point of any webadmin control panel is to automate these fundamental tasks... (what's more fundamental than proper backups? why force the user to manually delete old backups? this defeats the entire automation aspect)
 

duntuk

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Doubt this will happen, Cause it will torpedo certain overpriced plugin pirates.

But yea +1
This shouldn't be a plugin for remote SSH/SFTP server backups... the functionality is static; well established.

However, for paid plugins for 3rd party cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc--as the API aspect would be more foreign than basic sysadmin knowledge-- this would be understandable.
 

Zhenyapan

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Even the current suggested backup scripts are all outta whack... Why isn't the date appended by default?


And why isn't the remote backup script have the above backup date append as part of this? (forcing the users to figure out how to combine these 2 scripts themselves?)


The whole point of any webadmin control panel is to automate these fundamental tasks... (what's more fundamental than proper backups? why force the user to manually delete old backups? this defeats the entire automation aspect)
With old (default/enhanced) skin all works.
 

Yoshua

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Hi all.

I think it's time to improve the Backups system for the rest of the levels in the control panel, for the moment the most complete, which is the ADMIN, is quite acceptable, missing some interesting options such as incremental backups, direct backups in remote, etc..., but in the RESELLER and USER levels, they seem incomplete.

While ADMIN has 4 steps: 1.Who, 2.When, 3.Where and 4.What, Resellers only have: 1.Who, 2.When and 3.Where and Users only have one option: "What". I do not understand why the same backup system and same options is not used in the three levels.

When one of our Resellers needs to make the backups of one of their clients, for example only from the web files, something very common nowadays since many have thousands of stored emails, we have to do it from the Admin panel and if any problem in that backup, the Reseller does not know it.

User level is much worse, constant problems with user accounts because they make a backup and to exceed the space allowed, account blocked or can not even backup because they do not have enough local space, without options to send it out.

For now, it would be appreciated if we can simply do the backups in the three levels with the same options, logically in the User level we do not need step 1, "Who".
Admin and Resellers: 1.Who, 2.When, 3.Where and 4.What.
Users: 1.When, 2.Where and 3.What.


Greetings and thank you.
Almost a year after this and we continue without any news about the backup system.
:cry:
 

Scopehosts

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Hi all.

I think it's time to improve the Backups system for the rest of the levels in the control panel, for the moment the most complete, which is the ADMIN, is quite acceptable, missing some interesting options such as incremental backups, direct backups in remote, etc..., but in the RESELLER and USER levels, they seem incomplete.

While ADMIN has 4 steps: 1.Who, 2.When, 3.Where and 4.What, Resellers only have: 1.Who, 2.When and 3.Where and Users only have one option: "What". I do not understand why the same backup system and same options is not used in the three levels.

When one of our Resellers needs to make the backups of one of their clients, for example only from the web files, something very common nowadays since many have thousands of stored emails, we have to do it from the Admin panel and if any problem in that backup, the Reseller does not know it.

User level is much worse, constant problems with user accounts because they make a backup and to exceed the space allowed, account blocked or can not even backup because they do not have enough local space, without options to send it out.

For now, it would be appreciated if we can simply do the backups in the three levels with the same options, logically in the User level we do not need step 1, "Who".
Admin and Resellers: 1.Who, 2.When, 3.Where and 4.What.
Users: 1.When, 2.Where and 3.What.


Greetings and thank you.
This could be the most awaited feature to be released ..along with the addition of third-party addons, May be a windows compatible version possible.
 

Scopehosts

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BackUp solution a Direct Admin can replace cPanel completely with Direct admin. Another way to take business next level , Tame up advantage of the cPanel Hike
 
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