Cobalt question

Does the backup feature in the site admin area back up folders outside the
web root?

there is an option like this

All email, web, and user files on this site

Would this backup an includes folder at /home/sites/site**/inc (where the
web root is at /home/sites/site**/web )?

John R. Marshall - Web Developer

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“John R. Marshall” wrote:
>
> Does the backup feature in the site admin area back up folders outside the
> web root?

This might help (pulled from a RaQ resource somewhere a year ago). BTW,
this one is specific to a RaQ3.

MANUAL BACKUP

Note: A files & E-mail backup captures data only. It does not back up
the settings for virtual sites or users. As the RaQ3 Administrator, you
can perform different types of backups in the user interface. For a
complete backup, you should back-up all server configuration + files and
E-mail of all users (separately), or all server configuration, E-mail
and user files (in one big backup). Note that this is a separate
function from the Legato and Arkeia backup support features.

Note, too: MS Internet Explorer 3.0 allows a backup but does not allow a
restore. Upgrade your browser or back up your files through a more
recent version of the browser on a different machine.

To manually back up data stored on the server:

1.On the Maintenance screen, click Backup at the top.

2.In Data to Backup, select the type of backup:

* All server configuration, E-mail and user files. This option backs up

all the server configuration files for the users and the system setup,
all users’ files, all group files and all E-mail in-boxes.

* All server configuration. This option backs up all the server

configuration files (including all virtual site and user configuration),
as well as all the system setup information.

* Files and E-mail of user. This option backs up the files and E-mail

in-box for a specific user.

3.To back up all files or to back up files changed within a certain time
frame, choose from the pull-down menu adjacent to “Backup files modified
in the last”. You can choose Backup all Files, 31 days, 14 days, 7 days,
2 days or 1 day.

4.Click Start Backup.

5.Assign a path and a file name on your computer for storing the backup
data. Click Save. The file transfer takes several minutes to several
hours, depending on your Internet connection speed, and the amount of
data to back-up. Do not interrupt or cancel the file transfer. If the
file transfer fails, delete the partial back up file from your computer
and try the backup again. If you try to restore from a partial back up
file, you can corrupt data and configuration on your server.

SCHEDULED BACKUP

This feature allows administrators to schedule regular automatic
backups. In order to run an automatic back-up, you need to have at least
two RaQ servers (copying data via FTP from one to another), or have
access to an outside FTP, NFS, or Windows file sharing server. To
schedule regular and automatic backups:

  1. On the Maintenance screen, click Backup at the top.

  2. Click Scheduled Backup.

  3. In Data to Backup, select the type of Backup.

  4. To back up all files or to back up files changed within a certain
    time frame, choose from the pull-down menu adjacent to “Backup files
    modified in the last.”

  5. Choose the frequency of the automatic backup.

    • Daily means each day at 1 a.m.

    • Weekly means every Sunday morning at 1 a.m. (Saturday night going
      into Sunday morning)

    • Monthly means on the first of every month at 1 a.m.

  6. Choose a backup method.

    • FTP Server writes the backup file to an FTP server.

    • NFS places the backup file on a mountable NFS resource.

    • SMB Server (Windows File Sharing) places the backup file onto a
      directory shared from a Windows machine.

  7. Enter a location for storing the backup data. The location you
    specify depends in part on the backup method you select in step 6. See
    “Scheduled backup file locations” below for an explanation of locations
    you can enter here.

  8. Click Save Changes.

SCHEDULED BACKUP FILE LOCATIONS

For a backup via FTP:

* A location of username@<a href="ftp://ftp.server.com">ftp.server.com</a> puts the backup file in the

initial login directory.

* A location of username@<a href="ftp://ftp.server.com/path/to/backups/">ftp.server.com/path/to/backups/</a> puts the

backup file in the specified path on the server, using username to
login.

For a backup via Anonymous FTP:

For an anonymous FTP connection, the file must be put in a directory
where anonymous FTP users have write access. This is generally the
/incoming/ directory.

* A location of anonymous@<a href="ftp://ftp.server.com/incoming/">ftp.server.com/incoming/</a> places the backup

file on ftp.server.com under the /incoming/ directory.

* The Password field should contain the password for the specified user

or be set to your E-mail address for anonymous FTP.

For a backup via NFS:

* The location should be server:/share, where server is the NFS server

and share is the NFS volume to mount and write to. You must have write
privileges to this directory.

* The Password is ignored for NFS backups. 

For a backup via SMB (Windows file sharing):

* The location should be user@\\windowspc\share, where windowspc is the

Windows PC IP or DNS name and share is a writable-to share on the
Windows PC. You must have write privileges to this share. The

* Password field must contain password for the user. 

* For volumes that do not require a username to login (world write

set-up), the location should be \windowspc\share. Leave the Password
field blank in this case.

For All Scheduled backups:

Ensure the target location is available and has enough disk space to
hold the backup archive. Failure to do this may result in zero-length or
truncated archives.

RESTORE

You must restore data from the same machine on which the data was backed
up. Users can restore their own personal directory.

Some Cautions:

  1. The system restores data only (for example, E-mail messages or
    files). It does not restore virtual sites or site users to a RaQ3. These
    will need to be re-added manually.

  2. The system does not merge the current and backed up data. When data
    is restored, any changes made to files on the server since the last
    backup are lost.

  3. MS Internet Explorer 3.0 allows a backup but does not allow a
    restore. Upgrade your browser or back up your files through a more
    recent version of the browser on a different machine.

To restore a backup file:

1.On the Maintenance screen, click Restore at the top. The File Restore
table appears.

2.The RaQ3 saves backed-up data in .raq files. Enter the path and
filename of the backup file, or click Browse to select the .raq file
archived on your computer which you wish to restore to the server.
Restore times can vary widely. Be careful not to interrupt an archive
restore as data and configuration restore could be corrupted. Note: If
the file does not appear in the list and you are using Netscape 4.x or
Internet Explorer 4.x, you may need to change File Type in the selector
to All Files.

3.If you want to restore only some of the files, click Selective
Restore.

4.Click Restore

Note: Restoring large backup archives can cause your Web browser to
timeout. If the restore file is larger than 2MB, upload the .raq archive
with FTP to the RaQ3 Administrator’s home directory. Then it is
selectable from a menu on the Restore screen.

Note, too: If the restore process is interrupted, the user can try to
restore again. To restore a user home directory or a virtual site
directory, make sure the user or virtual site already exists before
restoring the files (if not, you’ll need to recreate the site and the
user first, before its data can be restored). When data is restored, the
RaQ3 and its corresponding parts (virtual site, user, E-mail) are
returned to the exact state they were in prior to backup.


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