Help to create a backup file.

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X-Ware
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2011-11-02 7:23 pm EST

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Hello, I need to create a ".tar.bz2" file for a backup of one directory.

I tried to do it via cPanel -> File Manager but the task never ends. So I tried to create a "cron job" but I just got an error telling me that the command can not be completed.

What I need is to generate this file: /public_html/estrategiasguate.com/edi_mail.tar.bz2 from this direcroty: /mail/_estrategiasguate.com

Can you tell me how can I do it or can you help me to create this backup ?

Thanks a lot !

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Tim S.
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2011-11-03 8:02 am EST
Hi X-Ware,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you today. In file manager, you should be able to select the directory and "compress." Then you will need to select the method of compression you would like. Of course, depending on the size of the directory will determine how long the process takes. Once the file is compressed you can then download the file. I've tested this out on my dev account to ensure it works as I have directed.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Tim S

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Tim S.
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2011-11-03 8:02 am EST
Hi X-Ware,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you today. In file manager, you should be able to select the directory and "compress." Then you will need to select the method of compression you would like. Of course, depending on the size of the directory will determine how long the process takes. Once the file is compressed you can then download the file. I've tested this out on my dev account to ensure it works as I have directed.

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Tim S

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