Amazon s3 backups not deleting.

blipper

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I'm running WHM 11.44.1 (build 19) and using Amazon s3 backup - I noticed tonight that even though I have a retention schedule on place, it is not removing the backup files from Amazon when the retention period is reached.

For example, I have:
Daily set to keep 5 - Amazon has 3.
Weekly set to 3, Amazon has 7 weeks
Monthly set to 1, Amazon has 3 (about when I deployed this particular server)

The backup drive on the server looks like the retention is correct. But isn't the backup system supposed to remove the backup files after a certain amount of time?

Here are my settings, but they don't appear to delete from Amazon S3.
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slim

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May 27, 2004
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It seems to me that many of the 'new' features in cPanel have been 'least effort' attempts.

The backup feature to S3 is a good example. Its so inflexible it makes it unusable. Backing up to S3 without management of old backups means storage requirements in S3 grow and grow - along with our bill unless we do manual deletion of old backups. Whats the point?
 

amasci

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Has anyone managed to find a solution or workaround for this? Or if this is a feature that is likely to be implemented anytime soon?
 

cPanelMichael

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Has anyone managed to find a solution or workaround for this? Or if this is a feature that is likely to be implemented anytime soon?
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