kepler

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Hi

I currently have enabled a daily and a weekly backup in my whm/cPanel. As far as I can tell, I'm occupying the double of space since the days of the week of each are not the same.

Is there any advantage in having this 2 backups at the same time? Or is it just a waste of space?

Kind regards,

Kepler
 

24x7server

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Hi

I currently have enabled a daily and a weekly backup in my whm/cPanel. As far as I can tell, I'm occupying the double of space since the days of the week of each are not the same.

Is there any advantage in having this 2 backups at the same time? Or is it just a waste of space?

Kind regards,

Kepler
What retentions policies you have set for those daily and weekly backups? Can you share a screenshot with us here..
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It's possible to have an older weekly backup, depending on your retention settings. As far as keeping multiple copies, that depends on your preference. For instance, if a user deletes a file and doesn't realize they need the backup until a few days later, then you may find keeping weekly backups useful. You can read more about how backups are retained at:

Backup Configuration - Version 66 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.