CDP Quick Tip #23 – Self-Service File Restore for End Users

Posted by R1Soft on Feb 10, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip covers the simple steps end users can take to restore their files to their home directory using their own control panel credentials.

 

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, hosting control panel, restore

CDP Quick Tip #22 – Linux LVM Bare Metal Restore

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 27, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on performing Bare Metal Restores with LVM. The value of BMR for disaster recovery is well known, but Linux LVM adds additional complexity to the solution so a more automated solution is key for many of our customers.

Many of our customers that run Linux see value in an automated process for backing up and restoring their LVM configurations, prior to performing a BMR. Starting in CDP 3.18 on Enterprise and Advanced Editions, this Linux LVM BMR process is automated through an on screen wizard. If you are restoring your system partition, you will need to boot your physical or virtual machine from either Live CD or PXE Network Boot. The automated BMR process can then be accessed through the CDP 3.0 web interface by selecting the BMR option for the disk safe associated with your chosen recovery point.

The Bare Metal Restore wizard will guide you through the following steps:

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, linux, Bare-Metal Restore, LVM, CDP Quick Tips

Release Alert: CDP 3.18 Is Temporarily Unavailable – RESOLVED

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 17, 2012 10:00:00 AM

We have found an issue with our current build (3.18.0) and we are taking it offline while we investigate and correct the issue. It should be available once again next week. Stay tuned to this blog or Twitter for further details.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, alert, Product Release

CDP Quick Tip #21 – Best Practices for Restoring Entire MySQL Instance

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 6, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on restoring MySQL instances more efficiently in CDP 3.0.  This is a key desire of many of our customers who need to restore a large number of databases.*Please note that this quick tip assumes you have the MySQL for CDP add-on enabled, as it is needed to lock and flush tables before a MySQL backup takes place.

If you are restoring an entire MySQL instance, it is more efficient to perform a file restore of the MySQL data directory than to restore databases individually. When databases are restored individually (see Restoring a MySQL Database), each row must be selected and inserted and this can take a long time.  In this case, we recommend shutting down your MySQL instance and restoring your MySQL data directory using the file restore feature (see Restoring Files).

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Topics: mysql, CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore

CDP Quick Tip #20 – How to view and edit Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent

Posted by R1Soft on Dec 8, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on viewing and editing Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent, a feature of CDP 3.0 Enterprise Edition.

CDP 3.0 allows you to view all objects (such as Disk Safes and Policies) across your installation. It also allows you to make bulk edits across Disk Safes and Policies (for example, changing the compression settings of multiple Disk Safes or changing the recovery point limits of multiple Policies at once).

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, Policies, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, Disk Safe

CDP Quick Tip #19 – Recovering a Lost Disk Safe Encryption Passphrase

Posted by R1Soft on Nov 22, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on recovery of lost passphrases for encrypted Disk Safes on CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced editions.

Starting withCDP 3.14, Enterprise and Advanced editions allow you to create encrypted Disk Safes®. With encryption, your data is encrypted on the CDP Agent then transmitted across the network encrypted and stored in the Disk Safe encrypted.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, advanced edition, Enterprise Edition, Disk Safe, encryption

CDP Quick Tip #18 – Backup and Restore Individual cPanel Accounts

Posted by R1Soft on Oct 24, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on backup and restore of individual cPanel accounts with CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced editions.

You can restore the entire state of your WHM server and all cPanel accounts from a CDP recovery point by restoring all files or performing a BMR. However, you may occasionally need to restore individual cPanel accounts; possible scenarios include when a cancelled customer decides he wants to reactivate, or if there were accidental changes made to any of the account’s configurations in cPanel. What can you do in this case?

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore, cPanel

CDP Quick Tip #16 – Exporting Files from a Recovery Point

Posted by R1Soft on Aug 5, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s tip focuses on exporting files from a recovery point in CDP 3.0. This option is available with CDP release 3.12 and forward.

Beginning with CDP release 3.12 and forward, you can download a zip or tar archive file containing your Recovery Point data. After downloading the archive file, you can extract files or store the archives for future use.

Here are the steps to export files from a Recovery Point:

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, recovery point

CDP Quick Tip #15 – Limiting Which Hosting Control Panel Customers Can Access Their Backups

Posted by R1Soft on Jul 25, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s tip offers a best practice for utilizing hosting control panel restore for CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced Editions.

 

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, advanced edition, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, hosting control panel

CDP Quick Tip #14 – Allowing Control Panel Users to Access Their CDP Backups

Posted by R1Soft on Jun 13, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s tip focuses on hosting control panel restore for CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced Editions, available in the latest CDP release.

As a service provider, you may want to give control panel customers access to their CDP backups to allow them to perform their own restores or download archived files.

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, advanced edition, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, hosting control panel

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