Reminder: Backup your account!

This is just a friendly reminder to all VlexoFree members to make sure you’re making frequent backups of your website.

We do not keep automatic backups of any members’ accounts off the server so, to minimize the chances of your website or files being lost, please remember to frequently generate a full backup of your account then download that backup and store it on your computer (or anywhere else you would like that is not on this server).

To do this just follow these steps:

  1. Login to cPanel and go to the “Files” Box
  2. Click on the “Backup Wizard” image then click on “Backup”
  3. Do a “Full Backup”.
  4. Wait for the backup to complete
  5. Once the backup is done, download the backup to your computer.
Once you have downloaded the backup to your computer I would recommend you delete the backup file on your VlexoFree account to free up space on your account so you dont go over your space quota.

Reminder: Make backups!

This is just a friendly reminder to all VlexoFree members to make sure you’re making frequent backups of your website.

We do not keep backups of any members’ accounts off the server so, to minimize the chances of your website or files being lost, please remember to frequently generate a full backup of your account then download that backup and store it on your computer (or anywhere else you would like that is not on this server).

To do this just follow these steps:

  1. Login to cPanel and go to the “Files” Box
  2. Click on the “Backup Wizard” image then click on “Backup”
  3. Do a “Full Backup”.
  4. Wait for the backup to complete
  5. Once the backup is done, download the backup to your computer.
Once you have downloaded the backup to your computer I would recommend you delete the backup file on your VlexoFree account to free up space on your account so you dont go over your space quota.

Automatically exclude backing up new accounts in cPanel

cPanel is setup so is that if automatic backups are enabled in WHM then every new account will be added to the backup list. If you’re picky about which accounts you want the be backed up and don’t want to manually exclude the accounts upon creation, you can use this method.

What the following code does is writes the username of the account currently being created to the system’s /etc/cpbackup-userskip.conf file to be excluded from backups.

Create (if not already there) /scripts/postwwwacct then copy and past the following code into the file:

#!/usr/bin/php
<?php
$opts = array();
$argv0 = array_shift($argv);

while(count($argv)) {
 $key = array_shift($argv);
 $value = array_shift($argv);
 $opts[$key] = $value;
}

$fp = fopen('/etc/cpbackup-userskip.conf','a');
fwrite($fp,$opts['user'].chr(10));
fclose($fp);
?>

All new accounts will now be excluded from the backup list!