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Daily rotation in backups?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Rich_Z, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Rich_Z

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    Sorry if this is a completely asinine question, but I just cannot find the answer to it anywhere, and I really need to know how this works.

    When I enable daily backups and select ALL days, Monday thru Sunday, how many backups are actually going to exist on my backup drive? One for each day of the week, or is the same file or set of files simply overwritten each day so that only the last day's backup is stored on my backup drive?

    Yes, I tried just LOOKING on the backup drive, but what I am seeing there only confuses me more. I have an account with the name of "fauna" and I see in the daily folder some subfolders named "fauna.0", "fauna.1", "fauna.2", etc., but the dates of the folders don't make sense to me.

    Anyway, what I WANT is to have seven backups done per week, one for each day, stored on my backup drive. So if the most recent one is corrupted, I can try to roll back to successively older backups in the hopes that at least one will actually be good. Each backup would be the LAST time that day of the week took place. For instance, today is Thursday, but not late enough in the day for the backup to run, so Thursday's backup would actually be from LAST Thursday. The most recent one available for a restore would be from yesterday (Wednesday). If that one is corrupted, then I can try Tuesday's backup.

    Hope I am explaining this clearly.

    Thanks.....
     
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    Go to "Main >> Backup >> Configure Backup" to configuration files and backup directories.
    Note: If you change one of them you must restore configuration files and directories manually.
     
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    I'm curious why you'd reply to this thread repeating details that are covered in the documentation at the link above quite well.
     
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    Sorry, but I guess I overlooked it. That was the first thing I tried. So I looked over the documentation again, and STILL don't see the answer to my question. Is my question not clear enough? Or is the answer really there, but written in a convoluted fashion that escapes me? Or do I just have a blind spot in my vision?

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    Uh, maybe he was just trying to be helpful?
     
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    How does cPanel & WHM determine when to make backups? - cPanel Documentation

    Is compression enabled in your backup configuration?

    Maybe. But, repeating exact details right after someone else has posted a link to docs stating the same thing, seems pointless helpful to me.
     
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    Because sometimes the short and direct answer it's more helpful than sending lots of information. The professional people think every things is clear and every body knows everything :( and it's makes them confused.
    With all my respect 'Think Before You Judge Someone'.
     
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    A good way to learn is to read the documentation.
     
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