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Backup Bogging Down Machine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aarondwyer, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. aarondwyer

    aarondwyer Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I have a real problem with my WHM backups bogging down my machine on a daily basis.

    I have dual processors and 2 IDE drive setup in RAID.

    My CPU usage goes through the roof and backups last near 10-15 hours each day.

    Since I don't have a 3rd drive (which won't fit in the box) I have WHM currently set to FTP backup only.

    The downside to this is not only takes ages, but I don't get the non account server information backed up.

    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=47076

    I've read through this post, but need some clarification.

    From what I've read, it would seem that the best solution would be to setup a /backup directory on the same drive as /home and change from FTP to a Full Incremental Backup which then FTPs the files over to my remote FTP.

    Is that what others do that have a RAID system with only remote FTP backup space.??

    Thanks
    Aaron
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    If you want to avoid the overhead of zipping backups, then that's the only recourse you have. You could then FTP the full backup off-server if you want using a script such as this one:
    http://www.webhostgear.com/174.html
     
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    aarondwyer Well-Known Member

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    That is wonderful news.

    I'll try that tomorrow once my current backup process has finished.

    That should sort me out.

    For my needs on my next server, I won't bother with RAID, just keep the second drive for a backup mount only.

    Had a couple of RAID blowouts so far and the rebuilding of the drives is a shocking time delay.

    Thanks heaps
    Aaron
     
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