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cpbackup takes too much time to complete the task

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by crazyaboutlinux, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. crazyaboutlinux

    crazyaboutlinux Well-Known Member

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    [cpbackup] Started at Sun Nov 6 01:00:02 2011
    [cpbackup] Setting I/O priority to reduce system load: best-effort: prio 3
    [cpbackup] backup point /backup/cpbackup/daily is 2.35 days old
    [cpbackup] backup point /backup/cpbackup/weekly is 2.35 days old
    [cpbackup] backup point /backup/cpbackup/monthly is 27.64 days old
    [cpbackup] The following backups will be updated: daily
    [cpbackup] Running dir & file backup with target : /backup/cpbackup/daily

    size is: 18439485

    homesize is: 29028352
    [cpbackup] The following backups were already up to date: weekly,monthly
    [cpbackup] Completed at Sun Nov 6 19:10:32 2011
    Notification => mysever@hostname.com via EMAIL [level => 2]

    it took 18 hours

    see the uses below

    Code:
    -bash-3.2# df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1             1.5G  533M  844M  39% /
    /dev/sda7             191G   90G   92G  50% /home
    /dev/sdb1             459G  208G  252G  46% /backup
    /dev/sda3              16G  9.2G  5.2G  64% /var
    /dev/sda2              16G  6.0G  8.4G  42% /usr
    /dev/sda6             996M  107M  838M  12% /tmp
    tmpfs                 1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm
    
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    So it is backing up 208GB of data to /backup directory, right? How long would you expect 208GB of data to take to back up, since that is indeed a lot of data to archive.

    Do you have incremental backups enabled? If not, you might consider using that instead, since only changed files would be backed up then.
     
  3. crazyaboutlinux

    crazyaboutlinux Well-Known Member

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    on our other server ther backup is size 333G but it takes only 8 & 30 hours which is very less then the problematic server

    & there is also we do not use incremental backup

    Code:
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1             2.9G  791M  2.0G  29% /
    /dev/sda7             157G   56G   93G  38% /home
    /dev/sda6             2.0G   51M  1.8G   3% /tmp
    /dev/sda3              31G  5.4G   24G  19% /var
    /dev/sda2              31G  3.9G   25G  14% /usr
    tmpfs                 2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sdb1             452G   96G  333G  23% /backup
    
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Is there any difference in the hardware used between the two servers? You are welcome to open a support ticket if you would like us to login to the server and look for any potential reasons the backup process is taking longer than expected. The following URL can be used to submit a ticket:

    Submit A Ticket

    Thank you.
     
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    A suggestion: You might want to clear out your old backups. Your home directories are far smaller on both servers than the backup space used, I'm not sure why the backup storage is as full as it is unless you're storing multiple sets of backups.
    (I do this myself.)

    The time of day might matter here, whats is being backed up might as well. 18 hours for 90GB seems like a longtime to me too. I agree with cPanelMichael, you might open a ticket and let cPanel's awesome support team take a closer look at this for you. More specifically, whats being backed up.
     
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