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Incremental Backup creates Full instead of information that has changed

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Bidi, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Bidi

    Bidi Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys,

    I got a question / problem / confusion :)

    I changed from Compressed backups to Incremental, but i dont understand why dose it makes full backup instead of making for files was changed.

    What i whant to do is, 1 Full backup (weekly) and daily just for files was changed and the mysql.

    I`m doing sompting wrong?
     

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    Hello,

    Could you let us know the contents of the /var/cpanel/backups/config file on this system? Keep in mind that incremental backups make use of hard links, so it might seem like disk space is utilized when it's actually not:

    How do the backups work exactly?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Bidi

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    Hello,

    ---
    BACKUPACCTS: 'yes'
    BACKUPBWDATA: 'no'
    BACKUPDAYS: 0,2,3,4,5,6
    BACKUPDIR: /home2/backup
    BACKUPENABLE: 'yes'
    BACKUPFILES: 'yes'
    BACKUPLOGS: 'yes'
    BACKUPMOUNT: 'no'
    BACKUPSUSPENDEDACCTS: 'yes'
    BACKUPTYPE: incremental
    BACKUP_DAILY_ENABLE: 'yes'
    BACKUP_DAILY_RETENTION: 3
    BACKUP_MONTHLY_DATES: 1
    BACKUP_MONTHLY_ENABLE: 'no'
    BACKUP_MONTHLY_RETENTION: 1
    BACKUP_WEEKLY_DAY: 1
    BACKUP_WEEKLY_ENABLE: 'yes'
    BACKUP_WEEKLY_RETENTION: 1
    CHECK_MIN_FREE_SPACE: 1
    ERRORTHRESHHOLD: 3
    FORCE_PRUNE_DAILY: 1
    FORCE_PRUNE_MONTHLY: 0
    FORCE_PRUNE_WEEKLY: 1
    GZIPRSYNCOPTS: --rsyncable
    KEEPLOCAL: 1
    LINKDEST: 0
    LOCALZONESONLY: 'no'
    MAXIMUM_RESTORE_TIMEOUT: 21600
    MAXIMUM_TIMEOUT: 7200
    MIN_FREE_SPACE: 10
    MIN_FREE_SPACE_UNIT: percent
    MYSQLBACKUP: accounts
    POSTBACKUP: 'no'
    PREBACKUP: -1
    PSQLBACKUP: 'no'
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    Can you elaborate on what you are seeing that leads you to believe full backups are generated? Were you able to review the link referenced in my last post regarding hard links?

    Thank you.
     
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    Hello,

    Whell, i see on the backups on the same account diffrent dates made backup of all the files not the changed only.
     
  6. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    Can you provide more details about what you see and how you are checking the existence of those files? Please post the output you see in the command line (ensuring to remove any identifying information about the accounts/server).

    Thank you.
     
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    I had erased username but is the same account.
     

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    Hello,

    It's likely you are just seeing the hard link to the file. This is explained on the following thread:

    How do the backups work exactly?

    You'd need to access the server via SSH as root to confirm this by verifying the inode number is the same. EX:

    Code:
    ls -li /path/to/daily-backup/filename
    ls -li /path/to/second-daily-backup/filename
    Thank you.
     
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