Version 1.30.1

Released: 2007-06-20

New backup option not available on all OSs fixed

I've added a new directadmin.conf option:


which is blank by default (and non-existent in the directadmin.conf).

If you want to add extra options to the tar command during the backup process, you can add it in your directadmin.conf, eg:


Which is inserted:

tar czfp file.tar.gz <HERE> -C /path files ...

This basically swapped this change for a variable:

added --ignore-failed-read to tar command during backup creation

Other reported options:

extra_backup_option=--warning=no-file-removed --warning=no-file-changed

DA 1.47.1+ can exclude full paths:

User ability to skip paths from their tar.gz backup files


The assembled directadmin.conf variables for User backups will look like this with <option> in angle brackets.

We'll assume User 'fred' and /home/admin/admin_backups for the path.

Default: tar+gzip

<backup_nice_string> /bin/tar czfp /home/admin/admin_backups/user/user.admin.fred.tar.gz <extra_backup_option> <--exclude-from=...> -C /home/admin/admin_backups backup non_readable_files -C /home/fred domains imap


<backup_nice_string> /bin/tar cfp - <extra_backup_option> <--exclude-from=...> -C /home/admin/admin_backups backup non_readable_files -C /home/fred domains imap | /usr/local/bin/pigz --fast -p <pigz> > /home/admin/admin_backups/user/user.admin.fred.tar.gz


<backup_nice_string> /bin/tar cfp /home/admin/admin_backups/user/user.admin.fred.tar.gz <extra_backup_option> <--exclude-from=...> -C /home/admin/admin_backups backup non_readable_files -C /home/fred domains imap
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