fastest setting to backup on cpanel

nginxweb

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hey guys
u have a dedicated server with:
20 real cpu core
64gb ram
SSD hard disk

i want to know:

I need to backup accounts as quickly as possible

What are the best settings for getting the fastest backup for the following values?

gzip compression level (Minimum: 1; Maximum: 9)

[TD]

Number of pigz processes (Minimum: 1; Maximum: 128)

Number of kilobyte chunks per compression work unit (Minimum: 128; Maximum: 524,288)

please help me
 
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GOT

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What you should use for speed is incremental with no compression. Believe it or not this also saves space when keeping multiple restore points.
 

ffeingol

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Totally agree with @GOT The only thing that "could" cause issues are databases. There is no way to do incremental database dumps, so they will be a full dump/backup each time. Depending on how many / size of the database, that can take a bit and chew up a bit of disk space.
 

nginxweb

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What you should use for speed is incremental with no compression. Believe it or not this also saves space when keeping multiple restore points.
We make backups on remote server and we have no problem with lack of space
Our goal is just to make adjustments to the cpanels to get the backups as fast as possible
 

cPanelLauren

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While space consumption is an added benefit of Incremental backups - the speed is the other benefit due to the fact it only backups up changes (hence the name incremental) - this is the fastest and most efficient method IMO for backups. If you need compressed files though, you're going to be looking at a longer backup time no matter what you do, due to the compression process.
 
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