Change WHM cpanel Backup to allow Database only backups
ok so I did see a more detailed feature request here that includes this
however I feel this is more important in and of itself to be a separate request so that perhaps it can get done sooner, and I could not find anything else similar.
so cpanel, please make it so that we can backup ONLY databases and not the homedir if we so choose.
this can be done simply if we leave this unchecked
but we have
Entire MySQL Directory
selected under database backups.
many servers run r1soft or bacula or other scripts to grab file but we all know restore dbs from these backups can sometimes be quite a pain. Being able to grab a backup of a database that is not a part of those systems is way faster and easier.
the other solution is to have 2 different global settings for backup preferences, one for end user CPANELS and one for just the WHM backup script so when i add in an exclude of the homedir this will NOT affect the end user full site backup. this may be easier and simpler to implement.
OR createa a "local" exclude for admins that applies only the schedule created in the WHM.