Compressed, Uncompressed, Incremental - disk i/o vs disk space vs CPU?

postcd

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Oct 22, 2010
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Hello,

i want to ask what kind of backup i need to select

in case i need to minimised disk I/O, disk space usage. CPU?

Incremental means that backup size is around same as real accounts size?

Can i have incremental backup + classic compressed backup which i transfer via FTP?

Regarding disk I/O and CPU, Is better to do incremental, and then setup bash script which will tar whole incremental directory and FTP it while keeping incremental because it requires low I/O to create it?

thx

Code:
[/backup]# du -h --max-depth=1
113M    ./2014-04-26
12G     ./incremental
102M    ./2014-04-24
137M    ./2014-04-27
682M    ./2014-05-01
559M    ./2014-04-29
252M    ./weekly
13G
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello :)

Selecting "Incremental Backups" will result in the inability to allow users to include additional destinations (e.g. Remote FTP in addition to local backups). You are welcome to enable incremental backups and then setup a custom backup scripts that archives the directories and moves them to a remote location. CPU/Disk IO really depends on your hardware configuration. You may want to simply test it out and compare the results.

Thank you.