cpremote vs cpanel incremental (no compression) method

raicabogdan

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Hello,

What are the downsides/upsides with these two options?

I tried asking cpremote regarding the benefits of this, the only answer I got (and I seriously thought 'that's it?') is that cpremote uses no gzip compression and while I do think using no gzip when backup is being made to reduce load is a good thing.

However, if I'm not mistaken, cpanel incremental backup can also be used with no compression, or am I wrong and no-compressions referrer to only when the backup tars the accounts up?

Looking forward for comments on this.

Cheers.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Have you considered updating to cPanel version 11.38? Backups and account transfer speeds can be improved by using the newly supported, pigz utility on cPanel version 11.38. The release notes on 11.38 are available at:

cPanel 11.38 Release Notes

You can enable "pigz" under the "Compression" tab in "WHM Home » Server Configuration » Tweak Settings".

Thank you.
 

raicabogdan

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Hello Michael,

Thanks for replying, I'm already using the last version and have to admit, great changes!

Its not really that I want them to be faster, I made for my clients an incremental restore plugin that allows them to restore files from the backup. Now need to consider the backup function, at the moment I'm thinking of using ionice and nice to limit resource while doing this.

But I don't want to build something that already exists, eg. the incremental backup is already there and working, but how's that compared to limiting the cpu/disk usage manually ?
 

cPanelMichael

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You will still need to enable "Incremental" backups if access to individual files directly is a requirment. Selecting "Uncompressed" is going to package the account into an archive.

Thank you.