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cPanel cpbackup and 100% Full

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by tvcnet, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. tvcnet

    tvcnet Well-Known Member
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    Hi folks.
    I have to believe that as administrators many of us have experienced a backup going haywire and filling up the drive 100%.

    So my question is this:

    1. Does cpbackup have a an option to discontinue backup at let's say 99% or some MB remaining?

    IMHO:
    Ideally, it would calculate how much space was needed for the backup and not proceed unless there was enough space.


    2. If cpbackup does not have a way to stop itself before self destructing the server, then wouldn't it make sense for cpbackup to have some sort of alert system that alerts admit no more space remains?


    And yes, before you state the obvious, no self respecting admin is going to run the backup on the same drive, etc., so no digressing or shame on you statements needed... :)

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. cPanelKenneth

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    There is no such functionality built into cPanel backup.

    The cPanel Backup is little more than a wrapper around tar or rsync at this time. There are thoughts as to improving it, but no formal decisions have been made regarding that.
     
  3. ANewDay

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    +1 and it should check if there's enough space before it restores too.
     
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