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Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Jetbackup supports remote Rsync backups.

Step 1 – Create an Rsync account

  1. Create an account at http://rsync.net using one of the pricing plans from http://rsync.net/pricing.html.
  2. After filling up you details at https://www.rsync.net/signup/order.html wait for your account to be created and for rsync welcome email titled “Your rsync.net filesystem is ready“.

Step 2 – Generate SSH keys

Login to your Cpanel using SSH:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

In your SSH console generate the SSH Keypair by writing:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /etc/jetapps/apps/jetbackup/privatekeys/rsyncnet_rsa

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Upload your public key by writing:

scp /etc/jetapps/apps/jetbackup/privatekeys/rsyncnet_rsa.pub 16463@ch-s010.rsync.net:.ssh/authorized_keys

16463 – your username as emailed to you from rsync.net

Hit Enter and you’ll be asked for the password. Copy the password emailed to you from rsync.net.

Paste the password in your SSH console using ONLY Shift+Insert. Hit Enter.

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Step 3 – Create a backup destination

At your WHM panel, click “JetBackup” (under “Plugins”) on the left column. Then click “Backup Destination” on JetBackup’s left column:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

On Backup Destination page, click “Add new Destination” button:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

At the following page which is:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

  1. Specify “Type” as “RsyncNet”.
  2. Write a name for your destination.
  3. Check the backup formats you’d like.
  4. Write your remote host name as emailed to you from rsync.net.
  5. Write your remote account username as emailed to you from rsync.net
  6. Write you private key:

/etc/jetapps/apps/jetbackup/privatekeys/rsyncnet_rsa

Click Create new destination. The result should be the following announcement:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Step 4 – Create a backup job

As demonstrated in the previous screen shot, click “Backup Jobs” and at the Backup Jobs page, click the “Add new job” button:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

The resulting page is:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

  1. Write you job’s name.
  2. Specify the destination which you’ve created earlier.

At the bottom, click the “Create new Job” button. The result should be the following announcement:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Optional:

1. Validate your backup destination:

At the Backup Destination page you should see a sync-icon left to the destination name. Click it – if the destination is valid, than the icon should change to a V sign:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

2. Manually run your backup job:

At the backup jobs page, click the play-icon in your desired job:

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

Rsync cPanel Backup Destination

This will trigger a cron-job which will run you backup job. The cron-job itself runs every 1 minute, so the backup job will start within maximum 1 minute.