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/backup about 20% bigger then /home

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by WebHostPro, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. WebHostPro

    WebHostPro Well-Known Member
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    I checked and it has the right amount of websites. 63 in backup and 61 are on cpanel so with the two cpanel config backup folders it's correct.

    Yet /home is 60 gigs and /backup is 80 gigs.

    I'm just confused as to why backup would use so much more when the accounts in backup are correct.

    I use Incremental Backup
    Mysql is per account and Backup Access Logs is on.
     
  2. mohit

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    looks like some customer had large files when backup was created and later was deleted from account but back still has it.

    if you compare the tar sizes with customer a/c usage, it can give some directions for sure.
     
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    Our Incremental Backup option does not remove files. Hence if a user does something like:

    1. Upload big file
    2. time passes, backup occurs
    3. deletes big file

    the big file will remain in the backup. We are currently evaluating a change to this behavior.
     
  4. WebHostPro

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    Great, thanks for letting me know.
     
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