Do NFS mounts work with cPanel for backups and restorations?
While it is theoretically possible to use remote filesystems with backups, cPanel L.L.C. and its support department do not support such a configuration. Instead, consider a remote destination via a supported transport method such as rsync:
If you have a systems administrator willing to deal with the caveats and complications that may come along with running backups on locally-mounted remote filesystems, the following documentation might help.
- We strongly recommend that you not perform backups to remote filesystems (for example, NFS, CIFS, smbfs, or other types of network drive systems). While you can store a backup directly to a remote filesystem, cPanel & WHM does not support this configuration.
- We strongly recommend that you work with a qualified system administrator to manage this custom backup path to avoid potential risks.
- We are not responsible for any data loss that an attempt to perform the steps in these documents causes.