automated cPanel backup

I came across this blog of this genius that has created a script to automate cPanel backups. Previously, I would have to do this manually. I have shared boxes, VPS and am currently in the process of shipping a pimpedĀ  box for colo. In the mean time, as on WHM on my shared account doesnt allow automated backups, i have installed this script to create full backups and push via ftp to my remote server! This also includes all domains, emails, “sql” as well. So happy I found this script. I am currently looking to see if I can use SFTP instead of ftp. Why not make the transfer as secure as possible.. Shout out to Justin Cook

xcopy – a great tool

So, tired of copy and paste between folders/drives, and all of a sudden access is denied on a particular file so the transfer stops.. that sucks!

xcopy is a great tool on command prompt.

go to the directory you want to copy to and type:

xcopy {copy path} /C /H /K /R /E /Y

also note that if any of your paths have spaces in them, you need to enclose them with quotes, ie. xcopy c:\"documents and settings\administrator" /SWITCHES.
This does:
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones. Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm that you want to overwrite an existing destination file. May be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable

I give credit to
The link for all xcopy commands are:

Xcopy provides an excellent tool for backing up selected folders. With appropriate switches, a variety of backup scenarios can be created. One possible backup configuration would be to copy only those files that have been changed. Here is an example command:
xcopy C:\somefolder E:\backupfolder /D /E /C /R /H /I /K /Y
This command will copy all files, including those in sub-folders, that are newer in the source folder. It will copy hidden as well as read-only files and will create the destination folder and/or sub-folders if they do not already exist.

Avira Antivir Free personal edition

I recently started using avira antivir, the free personal edition. One thing i found annoying was everytime it would update the virus definitions, it would pop up an ad to buy the better edition. While searching on google, I found this page that explains how to block that pop up. Instead of c/p this info, i will give credit where it is due. So just go check out that link.

The thing that this antivir is lacking is the scanning of incoming email. Most non-power users have free mail, ie, gmail or hotmail, so in my opinion, you dont need the email scanning option. This would be an issue if you use outlook / express; then I would recommend buying the better version or go for another great free product – AVG.