Archiving incremental backups

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?

Thanks
 

cPanelMichael

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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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