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Local folder Backup Destination

Local folder destination will be the fastest destination, is there is no remote / local network involved.


Supported features –

  • Cpanel account backups – Copy the entires cPanel account (same as “/scripts/pkgacct”)
  • Generic files / folders – Copy any files / folder on the server (not related to cPanel accounts).
  • Incremental backups – Copy only files that have changed or are new since the last full incremental backup.
  • “Point-In-Time” Space Consuming incremental backups – If you activated “backup rotation” – JBM will create a “point-in-time incremental backups”, in which will use as little space as possible (using hardlinks). So a 30 days backup rotation, of a 2GB cPanel account, will only consume 2GB + 30 Days of new / changed files (** At the moment, mysql is fully gzipped & dumpped, as it doesn’t support incremental backups).

Example configuration page for the destination –




Destination Name

A generic name for your internal ease of use, so it will be easier to recognize the backup destination roll, in case you have more then one.


Choose Backup Engine

JBM Will need to index and read files from this destination. Since each backup engine has it’s own file structure, we will need to know what we are looking for in the destination when we are indexing.


Backups this destination is going to contain

As continues to the backup engine, it will be easier if you can specify what file types are going to be stored there. If for example you are only going to store full account compressed tar.gz files, there is no need for JBM to look for extra backups, and incremental backups – so the indexing will run faster, with less IO.


Download onTheFly limit.

An end user can download his backups from the backup server to his computer. Since we will need to fetch the backups from the destination & prepare them for download, it can take some time, sometimes more then a reason “php session” time.

When disabled (set 0 or blank), a download request will be sent to the jobs queue and processed in the background. User is notified once the download is ready.

When enabled, a backup size is required. If for example we set it for 50mb, and the account backup is lower – download job will be processed immediately and not sent the the queue. Backups above 50mb, will be sent to the jobs queue and processed in the background.


Backup Dir

It is adviseable to use seperate physical disk mounts for the backup folder so you will be able to recover from a hard disk failure.

It is recommended to turn on “File Manager for cPanel local incremental backups” (Settings -> General settings) to fix local files permission issues.