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I would like to archive cPanel backups to Amazon S3 instead of FTP.

I've done some googling, but I'm not finding anything authoritative.

I found the following options:

  1. - $250 for Unlimited Licenses
  2. List of S3 Backup scripts in cPanel Application Catalog
  3. Manual setup using s3tools

What do you think? What do you recommend or not recommend?

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I have not worked with cPanel but what I understand is that it is a bunch of static files (your website) and then the MySQL database.

You could install s3cmd tool -- on your server and use this tool to backup your website tar file and mysql dump tar file to S3.

You can write all of this in a simple bash script and run it via cron.

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I listed this option as option 3. I'm looking for feedback from people who already have experience with these options not ideas on how it can be done. – tarasm Aug 14 '12 at 21:14

We use which seems to work really well. Got it running on 3 of our WHM servers with no real issues. No idea why S3 support isn't a core part of WHM yet!

share|improve this answer and mentioned by the OP are the same service. – Deer Hunter Jan 4 '13 at 17:51

Login to WHM and go to "Configure Backup." All the way at the bottom are the options for the backup destination. You can choose either FTP or a destination on the local filesystem (for example "/root/backups"). Chose the local filesystem and then just configure s3cmd to run via a cron job to replicate that directory to S3.

/root/s3cmd/s3cmd sync --recursive --delete-removed /root/backups/cpbackup/daily s3://rbn-cpanel/daily_backups

Each backed-up CPanel account is a separate gzipped tarball so it makes this pretty easy.

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