“Site5 performs nightly backups of shared and reseller servers; however, these backups are for Site5’s administrative purposes only, and are in NO WAY GUARANTEED! Customers are responsible for maintaining their own backups on their own personal computers. Site5 does not provide any sort of compensation for lost or incomplete data in the event that backups do not function properly (even if the malfunction was due to negligence on Site5’s part). We will do our best to ensure complete and accurate backups, but assume no responsibility for this duty. Always back your site up to your personal computer! We make no guarantees about the availability of backups.”
This statement concerns me very much. Site5 doesn’t provide a way to automate backups for all my cPanel accounts through WHM and the argument made by a customer rep is: “it’s because Site5 already does 7 days backups for me”. If these backups are not guaranteed and we’re encouraging to make our own backups, why is the backups through WHM feature not available for resellers and VPS customers who want that reliability? We need to backup to an FTP server offsite. I’d like to automate backups for all my clients but don’t want to setup up cron jobs on each individual cpanel account. That would be a nightmare to maintain and edit! Consider the mere scenario when we change our backup server’s location or credentials. We’d have to go in each and every cpanel account and update that information in the scripts. Sure there are ways to automate such changes but the argument stands that any reseller would need to setup his own backup workflow and that process with Site5’s Reseller and VPS accounts is suggesting it needs to be done on cPanel account bases and not by WHM account basis.
I’d like to hear your view on this and an explanation on why that is the case. I might be missing something because it seems like such an obvious feature to have (which is already implemented in WHM but Site5 installations takes it out).