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Questions about backups

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by Bestrafung, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Bestrafung

    Bestrafung Active Member

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    I have legacy backups setup at the moment and it seems to be working fine so I haven't been in a hurry to change to the new system. What, if any, are the benefits to using the new backup system? Also, today there was an issue where I was reformatting a partition and it carried through to the same time the scheduled backup started. Since the load was high it postponed the backup until the load came down. So far it's working great with one exception. If the backup is postponed due to load is there a way to receive notification? I only received notification that the backup completed and a notice of prolonged high load and would like notifications if the backup process is postponed.

    I also noticed that there are two entries in the crontab for backups and would like to know if this is normal or if I need to change it. From my understanding it doesn't hurt to have them both so long as the new backup method is disabled in WHM, is this correct? Any assistance is much appreciated, thanks. The entries are below:

    0 3 * * * nice -n 19 /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup
    0 2 * * * /usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    There are several improvements to the new backup system. You can find general information on the initial improvements at:

    Backup Improvements for cPanel & WHM | cPanel Blog

    However, note that additional improvements have been made since 11.38 (e.g. native support for Amazon S3 in cPanel 11.42).

    Yes, it's normal to see both cron jobs even if backups are disabled. You will only see a backup generation if backups are actually enabled.

    You should receive a notification when the load average has been maxed out for more than 6 hours. You can manually review the backup logs in /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup/, however a backup postponement alert is not sent out. You are welcome to open a feature request for such a notification via:

    Submit A Feature Request

    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you for your response. You answered my questions and I thank you for the advice for feature request. I think it would be a nice option. I actually have another question but will read the documentation first in case it's already covered. Thanks again, much appreciated.
     
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