Backups Are Taking Too Long!

TheRaven

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For 2 years, up until 4/15/2005, my server backups took about 3-5 hours every night. Starting on 4/15/2005, they now take 12 to 16 hours. There has been no significant changes to the server at all. Only a couple of regular accounts added. Even the small sites just churn on and on, meanwhile CPU is at 8-10% (4cpus). I can handle the load, but can anyone think of why this might be happening? Is anyone else experiencing it?
 

chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
Whenever I've seen that it's because of cron job clashes, make sure that:

1. /scripts/cpbackup runs well before 04:00 when the daily cron runs

2. /scripts/upcp doesn't run when cpbackup or daily runs