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Incremental Backups - not deleting files it should be

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vissa, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. vissa

    vissa Well-Known Member

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    I think I've seen this referenced before in old posts, but this really seems like a bug to me and I want to confirm it.

    IF you have incremental backups turned on, and files from one of your sites is deleted, they are NEVER removed from the backup. This was posted before, and I just checked and it still seems to be happening. This doesn't seem to serve any useful purpose and I would consider it a bug.

    Essentially, the backups will keep growing and growing for the simple reason that the log files will be there forever as well as any files that come and go. Some sites have thousands of pictures that come and go -- and they will keep adding to the backup size since they are never deleted. It would also be annoying during a restore since it is possible that users will be forced over their quota,etc.

    By the way, using incremental backups on a secondary drive greatly reduced the load on my server and cut backup time by 75%.

    Any comments from Cpanel on this? Can it be fixed or at least an option to set deletion or not?

    Thanks
    -vissa
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You should check bugzilla and if it's not mentioned log a new entry if you want to bring it to cPanels attention.
     
  3. vissa

    vissa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but when I go to
    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/

    I get a 500 Internal Server Error

    Kind of funny/sad


    (ok its back up.. added it. wait now it's back down again. )

    -vissa
     
  4. vissa

    vissa Well-Known Member

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    OK, this bug report already existed (now 6 months old!!!) and is confirmed.

    If you CARE about getting it fixed, please vote at
    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=3274

    You may have to register, but it is worth it. You can find a ton of bugs that exist that haven't been fixed in a long time. That kind of dissapoints me with Cpanel. Some of them have such easy fixes and have existed for so long that I can only assume bugzilla is a joke -- but I guess it's all we have.
     
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    lloyd_tennison Well-Known Member

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    Can't. Bugzilla still down.

    Was a known bug for over two years ago, but Cpanel closed it before, without any action.
     
    #5 lloyd_tennison, Apr 3, 2006
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    this still a bug? perhaps someone can write a simple script that cna be cron'd to run weekly and simply delete the existing backups so that a complete set of files are generated once a week and incremental the rest?
     
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