eBackup List of Categories
- Why do my text files appear to have no line breaks?
- Can the eBackUp process be completely automated?
- Will my directory structure be retained in the Zip File?
- The "Store In" directory for storing the Zip file cannot be created.
- Can I back up my entire web server?
- Can I back up my MySQL data?
- What are the "Root Folder" and "Back Up Folder" settings?
- Will eBackUp back up every file in every directory?
Why do my text files appear to have no line breaks?
This is because you backed up your Unix server files and are looking at them on your Windows home machine. This is normal as Unix does not use the Carriage Return at the end of lines. When restoring your files, Unix will have no problem reading them again.
However if you need Carriage Returns inserted, you can set "Insert Carriage Returns" to "Yes" in the settings. This will force eBackUp to insert a Carriage Return and New Line combination at the end of each line in each Plain Text file found. Binary files will not be affected.
Can the eBackUp process be completely automated?
Not with the free version, take a look at eBackUp Automated, it supports unlimited scheduled backups which can be stored on your local server, or a remote server or emailed to you as compressed zip files.
Will my directory structure be retained in the Zip File?
Yes, perfectly from the Starting Directory you select. Simply extract the zip to a new folder on your local machine to check the contents of the Zip.
The "Store In" directory for storing the Zip file cannot be created.
eBackUp will attempt to auto-create the directory if the above directory exists. For example, in the following path :
if the "backups" directory exists, the "zip" directory should be created. If it cannot be created, make sure the "backups" directory has read/write permissions (CHMOD to 777 on Unix/Linux type servers) or FTP into your server and create the directory. Either way, read/write permissions must be set to allw for the creation of files.
Can I back up my entire web server?
eBack Up is capable of doing so, you just need to set read/write permissions above your web space. For security reasons, you cannot edit or copy directories and files above your web space on a shared hosting platform. However if you have root access, you could CHMOD the upper directories to 666 or greater to give yourself permission to read and copy data.
Can I back up my MySQL data?
Probably not. You could try finding the binary files that store your mySQL data, however it is unlikely the scripts would have permission to read and recreate the files.
You might want to take a look at MySQL Mate instead. MySQL Mate will let you back up your tables in one of two ways. Because it's not reading the binary files directly, rather it reads and displays actual contents, the back ups will be much larger than the actual data repositories. However, a back up is still a backup nonetheless.
What are the "Root Folder" and "Back Up Folder" settings?
These are paths to folders on your server that point to your web space, or to the folders you want to back up. eBackUp will auto-determine the path to your webspace. If the Set Up file completed successfully, the default values should be correct. You can change them so that the Directory Listing on the "Back Up" page starts from the path you set in the "Root Folder" setting.
The "Back Up Folder" is where zip files are stored once created. They can be temporarily or permanently stored on your server depending on your preference.
Will eBackUp back up every file in every directory?
Yes, it will read and compress every file found whether Binary or Text, including all images, docs, pdfs and hidden files.