Backup system remotely as well
We are very happy with the new backup system, and making remote backups works like a charm as well. Thank you cPanel for finally giving us some much needed improvements to the backup system.
I do have one concern though that I hope you'll be able to provide a solution for.
When doing a local backup, you have 2 folders, being accounts and system. Apparently, only accounts are being stored remotely. This is fine, but is still a major risk.
Consider for example that a MySQL database of one of our clients was corrupt; in such a case, mysqldump will not be able to dump the data for the database, and the accounts backup will not contain a backup of the database. This is where system/dirs/_var_lib_mysql.tar.gz comes into play, as that is a complete backup of the mysql data direcory.
So we seriously need this to be backed up remotely as well.
I already opened a ticket for this, and the reply was that this was intentionally done because the system folder also contains sensitive data such as /etc/shadow and /root/.my.cnf.
I would very much like to see the option though that at lease the mysql data directory gets synced remotely as well. It's too important not to have a decent reliable backup of the databases of our clients.
Very much hoping to see some votes on this one, and hopefully the feature added to a future cPanel build.