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Backing up different accounts on different days?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by willke, Sep 25, 2017.

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  1. willke

    willke Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently started taking daily full backups to Google Drive but I'm noticing that it takes about 18 hours to complete. This is mainly due to about 6 (from 100) large accounts being so slow to transfer. (I really need rsync but Google Drive doesn't offer this)

    Is is possible to set-up backups to be carried out in (for example) the following method, rather than ALL selected Accounts backed-up each time?

    Monday - Accounts A, B, C, D, E, ..... R, S
    Tuesday - Account T, U, V
    Wednesday- Account X, Y, Z
    etc

    Thanks.
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello,

    There's no functionality available that will allow you to backup one set of users on one day, and another set on another day. I encourage you to open a feature request if you'd like to see this functionality added to the product:

    Submit A Feature Request

    In the meantime, one potential workaround would be to setup a custom script and cron job that runs before the scheduled backup cron job on select days of the week. You can use the following WHM API 1 function to enable or disable backups for specific users as part of the custom script:

    WHM API 1 Functions - toggle_user_backup_state - Software Development Kit - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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    Hello, willke.
    Your idea is very good! Do you find any solution?
     
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