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i have got the backup vps with backupsy, but its just vps without any control panel, earlier i have had rsync backup which comes with cpanel and backup option of cpanel.

But backupsy do not have that option just normal vps with centos..
Now tell me should i just use root username and password to have a backup from my cpanel server? what security i have to do in that centos vps to save my backup data. tell me step by step if there is any command,

or

normal centos vps do not need any security , just i can use it freely?

thanks

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  • It's an unmanaged server and you will need to install and manage your own software.

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  • said: i have got the backup vps with backupsy, but its just vps without any control panel

    said: normal centos vps do not need any security , just i can use it freely?

    You, sir, have left me speechless!

  • painfreepcpainfreepc Member
    edited November 2013

    it's not easy being green!!!!

    did you know you can install your own panel...

  • painfreepcpainfreepc Member
    edited November 2013

    if you need help installing ftp to backupsy contact me -

    i also have a backupsy server, 500GB HD / 500MB ram KVM in los angeles

    http://www.ericzhang.me/howto-cpanel-automatic-backups/

    http://www.ericzhang.me/projects/cpanel-auto-backup/

    https://github.com/Xeroday/cPanel-Auto-Backup

  • off topic, I was thinking of using Raspberry Pi or some other low end soc with a USB drive to make a backup NAS...fully control...

  • Real men doesn't use control panel.

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  • MitsuhashiMitsuhashi Member
    edited November 2013

    Install Centos 6.x 32-bit

    Login to SSH

    yum update

    Install Webmin:

    cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo 
    [Webmin]
    name=Webmin Distribution Neutral
    #baseurl=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum
    mirrorlist=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum/mirrorlist
    enabled=1
    EOF
    
    rpm --import http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
    
    yum install webmin
    

    Test Webmin:
    browse to your machine on port 10000

    Install ConfigServerFirewall:

    rm -fv csf.tgz
    wget http://www.configserver.com/free/csf.tgz
    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    cd csf
    sh install.sh

    Install the csf webmin module in:
    Webmin > Webmin Configuration > Webmin Modules >
    From local file > /usr/local/csf/csfwebmin.tgz > Install Module

    yum install perl-GDGraph

    Configure ConfigServerFirewall:
    Login to Webmin, do search for Firewall, follow CSF's instructions

    Mess up

    Go back to top

    I'm really talented at telling SolusVM to reinstall my OS. I can help you do it, too, for absolutely fee.

  • so you want me to install webmin, and transfer cpanel backups via ftp to webmin ftp of an account, and then transfer the backup to other root related folder.

    its look like centos is not secure, until we install webmin for backup purposes.?

  • @painfreepc said:
    it's not easy being green!!!!

    did you know you can install your own panel...

    You seriously need to stop mocking other people who are asking for help. You're no expert and nobody asked for your useless opinion. You don't need to install a control panel for backup server. The way I see it, you're as green as they come. It's better to be green rather than pretend to be an expert and make an ass of yourself. And change your avatar, man. This is not a dating site and you're no Brad Pitt!

    @Dilstar said:
    so you want me to install webmin, and transfer cpanel backups via ftp to webmin ftp of an account, and then transfer the backup to other root related folder.

    its look like centos is not secure, until we install webmin for backup purposes.?

    Default CentOS installation is pretty much secure unless it installs apache, bind and other extra packages by default. You're not making CentOS secure by installing Webmin, you're making it more vulnerable. Webmin is just a GUI for server management. Just use ssh for your rsync backup and run it with an unprivileged user. Automate the ssh login from your backup server to your cpanel server by using ssh keys and use sftp over ssh to download your backups to your computer. Don't use FTP, disable or remove it. If possible, set up a cron job for rsync. And I suppose you know you can't backup your databases with this method. Just follow this tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/sync-two-apache-websites-using-rsync/

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  • MitsuhashiMitsuhashi Member
    edited November 2013

    Listen to @Atomic7, I'm just about as green as you @Dilstar.

    OVZ templates do seem to install Apache by default, but you could remove that with a simple

    yum groupremove "Web Server"
    

    In fact, do this as well:

    yum groupremove "E-mail Server"
    

    You don't need Webmin for backup. I just install it to manage CSF more easily, which does make me feel more secure, what with blocking ports, stopping brute force scripts, providing security scans and advice, etc. I didn't use CSF until recently, when I chanced upon some logs that were unnerving to say the least. Now it's a must-install thing. (You can't access Webmin if you uninstall Apache, though.)

    I'm really talented at telling SolusVM to reinstall my OS. I can help you do it, too, for absolutely fee.

  • actually i have cpanel hosting, in which i would like to keep my backup on unmanaged backupsy server.

    i am just using backup option of cpanel to make backup
    1. click on backup icon in cpanel
    2. fill the detail of backup server with secure copy field in cpanel
    3. and backup goese to backup server directory.

    i am doing the above process to take backups of my webhost server.

  • Take a look at BackupPC.

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  • If you have an rsync target ie a machine with SSH and RSync install then I've seen quite a few people using cPremote

    I haven't used it personally but have heard of a few people using it and happy with it.

  • painfreepcpainfreepc Member
    edited November 2013

    @ Atomic7
    it's not easy being green!!!!

    do you have personal problem with me, saying "it's not easy being green!!!!"

    it's not a put down, we all started at zero and yes i know i am still green,

    i think it's more then me saying "it's not easy being green!!!!"
    you have a person problem with me, talking shit about my avatar.

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