3.0.3 - backup site not working?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by thibotus01, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member


    I'd like to test this new functionality, so I set a daily backup for one of my website, but I got nothing...

    Checked in "backup" folder (webxx/backup), but there is nothing.

    Where are the logs? at what time the backup is executed?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Make sure that you have sudo and zip installed.
  3. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    Great, Thanks, I didn't have sudo.

    But it's pitty that there is any information about the backup option. No error message, nothing and I have to open a topic for this... :cool:
  4. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    Can we set the backup folder?

    /var/ is default folder, but my disk space is mostly in /home/ ...
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    This can be set in the server settings under System.

    More information about the backup option is available in the manual.
  6. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    That's what I thought... And the manual is paid-for. No that much, but it's paid for, and it's like to make ISPCONFIG paid-for if we want to know how to use correctly.
  7. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    Hum... I set /home/BACKUP in the server settings like you said.

    And it changed all directories in 000-apps.vhost :
    /var/www with /home/

    so I got this :

    Starting web server: apache2Warning: DocumentRoot [/home/apps] does not exist
    Syntax error on line 21 of /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-apps.vhost:
    can't get fastcgi file info: /home/php-fcgi-scripts/apps/.php-fcgi-starter(/home/php-fcgi-scripts/apps/.php-fcgi-starter), errno: 2
  8. radim_h

    radim_h Member HowtoForge Supporter

    5 euro for manual is not problem for anyone..
  9. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    it's always start like this before becoming much expansive.

    And the problem is not here, the problem is I have to buy something to get the information from a "free" open source project.
    This manual should only be an "extra" not a necessary thing.
  10. mbsouth

    mbsouth Member

    There are many other Open Source Config Panel available on the web. Change - if you found a better one.

    Right, open source project! You be able to study the source code to be clearly...

    You requires that you get immediately a free answer here in the forum. But what have you brought for {???} - is my answer!

  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    What you did is that you changed the website basedir (the field labeled with "Website basedir" which is on the web tab) and not the backup directory (the field labeled "Backup directory" which is on the server tab). Change the webroot back to /var/www and then change the backup folder to e.g. /home/backup.
  12. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    Absoluetly not. I only change the backup folder exactly where you said... you should check your script maybe :eek:
  13. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I just tested it on my server. Changing the backup folder does not change the apps vhost but changing the website basedir instead of the backup directory has exactly the effect that you described. So on your server, the website basdir setting has been changed to /home/backup and not the backup directory.

    So to fix your setup, follow the instructions that I posted above and set the website bsedir back to /var/www and then change the backup directory to /home/backup.
  14. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    I already fixed the problem when I announced on the forum. I'll try again in few minutes... But I'm sure I have only changed the backup dir. I'm not that idiot.
  15. thibotus01

    thibotus01 Member

    I confirm the bug... I'll bet 100 euros :)
  16. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I confirm that it dont exist on my systems (debian) and I verified in the sources that there is no connection between these two variables in the sourcecode. If noone else is able to confirm this then it is a configuration problem on your system only.
  17. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    On http://www.howtoforge.com/download-the-ispconfig-3-manual , I explained that ISPConfig 3 will continue to be free. And I also explained why it's necessary to charge for the manual - we hope that this will allow us to employ a full-time developer for ISPConfig from which you and all other users will benefit because development will be much faster, new features can be implemented faster, we can provide better and faster support, etc. Right now, there are two main developers, Till and me, and we invest lots of time each day in answering emails, phone calls, forum posts, writing tutorials, doing administrative things, etc., before we even find time to develop ISPConfig - if there's any time left at all, and all this support is free for our users. And besides all these activities, I managed to write the manual which took me nearly six months, and now we give it away for almost nothing. I don't understand why it is so hard to understand for some parts of the Open-Source community that we have to earn money to pay bills. Would you want to work for us full-time without being paid?
    5 EUR per manual will not make us rich, if that is your concern...
  18. hxizan

    hxizan New Member

    Can't be more agree with Falko about the manual, you spend you effort and it's worth
    For my case, I keep the backup folder in default setting (/var/backup) which is my separate drive and I can see the web folders like web1, web3, ... web20 day later. However, they are all empty folders !?. Anyone here ever have the same problem? I use CentOS 5.5 i386.
  19. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please check if the zip and sudo packages are installed.
  20. yoplait

    yoplait Member

    free doesn't mean that you don't have to pay ! Of course, it's always better, for the "client" when it's free of pay, but the GPL allow this.

    For a such great tool, of course, you can understand a lot of things alone and the forum is really helpfull, but if you want to help them to continue like this, you can also buy this manual !

    Free is wonderful :D .

    edit : (oups, it was a answer to the first page ^^)

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