Article ID: 3196, created on Nov 30, 2007, last review on Apr 30, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • H-Sphere

Resolution

Following is the list of directories and files to back up and recover. Backup can be done by means of the H-Sphere backup script on the CP server or manually on other H-Sphere servers.

Item Comment

Control Panel Server
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/hsphere/WEB-INF/classes/psoft_config/ H-Sphere configuration and properties files
/hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/studio/WEB-INF/classes/psoft_config/ SiteStudio configuration and properties files
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/apache/etc/ Apache configuration and properties files
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/hsphere/WEB-INF/classes/shiva-templates/IMAGES/ Control Panel icons and images
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/hsphere/WEB-INF/classes/custom/ Custom Control Panel templates, etc.
/hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/var/websites/ SiteStudio user data
/var/lib/pgsql/ H-Sphere and SiteStudio system databases and database settings
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/.kb/
/hsphere/local/home/cpanel/.attachments/
H-Sphere knowledge bases

Web Server
/hsphere/local/home/ User Home Directories
/usr/local/frontpage/ FrontPage Extensions settings
/hsphere/local/config/ httpd and ftp configs
/var/spool/cron/ (Linux)
/var/cron/tabs/ (FreeBSD)
Customer Crontabs
/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/phpMyAdmin/config.inc.php phpMyAdmin configuration file
/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/phpPgAdmin/conf/config.inc.php (HS 2.4.2+)
/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/phpPgAdmin/config.inc.php (before 2.4.2)
phpPgAdmin configuration file
/hsphere/local/network/ ips file, etc.
/hsphere/shared/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/ AWS configs et al.

Mail Server
/hsphere/local/var/vpopmail/etc/ vpopmail settings
/hsphere/local/var/vpopmail/domains/ Mail domains
/var/qmail/control/ Settings for qmail addons
/var/qmail/users/ qmail users
/hsphere/local/config/ httpd and ftp configs
/var/lib/mysql/ (Linux)
/var/db/mysql/ (FreeBSD)
MySQL databases (used to store user settings
for integrated antispam and antivirus software)
/hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/horde/config/conf.php Horde settings

DNS Server
/etc/named.conf Main DNS config
/hsphere/local/var/named/ DNS zone files

MySQL Server
/var/lib/mysql/ (Linux)
/var/db/mysql/ (FreeBSD)
MySQL settings and databases

User PostgreSQL Server
/var/lib/pgsql/ (Linux)
/usr/local/pgsql/ (FreeBSD)
User postgres settings and databases

System DB Dump

In addition to backing up the pgsql directory on the CP server, the backup script can also create a dump of H-Sphere system database and SiteStudio databases. For this, make sure the following directories are listed:

          PROP_FILE   /hsphere/local/home/cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties
          PROP_FILE   /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/psoft_config/counter.properties
          PROP_FILE   /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/psoft_config/poll.properties
          PROP_FILE   /hsphere/shared/SiteStudio/psoft_config/guestbook.properties
          
If H-Sphere database is large, the dump can take several hours to complete. You can speed it up by setting
fsync=off
in postgresql.conf. When you are done, unset this option back for safety reasons.

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