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Monthly backup day

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by neur0, May 15, 2014.

  1. neur0

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    Hi,

    Is there any way to set the day on which monthly backup is run?
    I have a weekly backup running on Saturdays, and I'd like to have monthly backup run also only on a Saturday (say, first Saturday of the month).
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    You could increase the number of weekly backups retained so that it has a month's worth of backups generated on a specific day, however it's not possible to configure monthly backups to run on a specific day of the week. Feel free to open a feature request for that at:

    Submit A Feature Request

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Four weekly backups would work, but since it cannot be done in incremental fashion, the I/O and space overhead would not work in our case.
    Is there any way we can start the incremental backup from a command line and then schedule the backups using cron, and would that kind of backup be "restorable" through the WHM interface?
     
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    You can force a generation of backups at anytime via:

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    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup --force
    It would backup the accounts the same way they are configured in "Configure Backup" within WHM.

    Thank you.
     
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