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incremental backups can only be restored from the night before

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by NTar, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. NTar

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    Hey guys,

    I've got a strange issue going around here. I've managed to step over from full backups to incremental backups, since full backups are taking waaay too much space at this time.

    Unfortunately, after setting up those incremental backups, it seems I can only revert an user one day back in time. I've changed the settings a bit (to see if that was the problem), but after two weeks I can only restore a user from the night before.

    I've tried to search around here, unfortunately I didn't find any solution. Could you guys please help me? My settings are listed below.

    Global Settings
    Backup status: Enable
    Backup type: Incremental
    Maximum destination timeout: 50.000 in seconds (I receive a 'completed backup' mail every night, no strange issue's here)

    Scheduling and Retention
    Backup daily: Monday till Sunday
    Backup weekly: off
    Backup monty: off

    Files

    Backup Accounts: Enable
    Backup Suspended Accounts: Enable
    Backup Access Logs: Enable
    Backup Bandwidth Data: Disable
    Use Local DNS: Disable

    Databases

    Backup SQL Databases: Per Account and Entire MySQL Directory

    Configure Backup Directory

    Default backup directory: /backup
    Retain backups in the default backup directory: No
    Mount Backup Drive as Needed: Disable

    Oh, BTW: I'm running CentOS 6.6 x86_64 kvm with cPanel 11.50 (build 23) and have still 100 GB left (from 200 GB total).

    Thanks!
    - NTar :)
     
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You're backing up to the same HDD that your accounts are on?
     
  3. NTar

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    Yes, indeed.
     
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    What use are backups if that drive drops over dead on you?
     
  5. NTar

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    Nothing. ;-) I need those back-ups to revert website's in case of hacks, issues or problems caused by themselves.
     
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    Hello :)

    Per the incremental backup description:

    This option allows only one backup. This option will only save changed information.

    Thus, you can't retain more than one backup when utilizing this option. Feel free to vote and add your feedback to the existing feature request for multiple copies of incremental backups at:

    https://features.cpanel.net/topic/incremental-backups-multiple-retention

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me. I have switched back to full - compressed - back-ups in order to retain 30 back-ups at a time.

    I'll definitely vote for this function, since I have to hire 6 TB of disk space a month in order to keep my clients happy. :)
     
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