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How to only backup to Google Drive?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by user570, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. user570

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    Hi,

    My disk is full and I want my backups only to be uploaded to Google Drive, not local.
    Is this possible and how? And will old backups be transferd to the cloud?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    You can uncheck the "Retain backups in the default backup directory." option in "WHM >> Backup Configuration" to ensure that backups are not stored on the local server. However, keep in mind you will still need space on the local server because the backups must generate temporarily before they are sent to the remote destination. This is documented at:

    Backup Configuration - Version 66 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Existing backups stored on the local server are not transferred to the remote destination.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. DennisMidjord

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    Are accounts backed up one after one and thus sent to the remote server one at a time, or is everything backup up and then sent to the remote server all at once?
     
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    The backup archives for each account are first generated on the cPanel server and individually queued for transport to the remote destination. The archives are not pruned from the cPanel server until the transport succeeds. Thus, it's possible for multiple archives to exist on the cPanel server if they generate faster than the transportation process. I encourage you to vote for the following feature request if you'd like to see an option to only process one account at a time:

    Remote FTP in the new backup system should pack and upload one file at a time

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