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Archiving incremental backups

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Haym, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. Haym

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    Hello,

    We like cPanel's self-contained compressed backup archives but I don't think it scales very well, the process can consume a lot of resources and take countless hours to complete.

    I'm thinking about running incremental backups to a remote server, then having a script on the remote server archive each user's incremental backup directory into a .tar.gz file which can then be transferred to our archive storage.

    This allows us to have a fast backup process on customer servers, consuming a lot less resources, but retain the packaged backup format for our archived backups.

    So my question is - would this work in theory? Can we just archive an incremental backup directory for a user and then restore this archive in future using restorepkg?

    Is anyone else doing this or something similar?

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    Hello,

    Yes, you can use the tar utility to archive those incremental backup directories into usable .tar.gz archives. There's some discussion of this topic on the following thread:

    Downloading incremental backups

    Thank you.
     
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