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Questions about New Backup system vs Legacy Backups

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by sneader, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. sneader

    sneader Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2003
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    Two questions on my mind today...

    1) Looking for advice on moving from the Legacy Backup system to the New Backup system on a production server. I've read the docs and I believe it may be as simple as enabling the new system, configuring as needed, and making sure that "all" existing users are selected. Do all NEW users automatically get selected for the new backup, too? Any other advice or gotchas?

    2) On a small dedicated cPanel server, I enabled the New Backup system running when the box was first brought online, as a way to learn more about it. One thing that is really perplexing me is the amount of space being used. For example, here are some "du -sch *" outputs:

    11G incremental
    7.1G monthly
    5.0G weekly
    23G total

    7.9G accounts
    4.0K cpmove
    2.9G system
    11G total

    16G incremental
    16G total

    15G incremental
    15G total

    Can someone please help me to understand what I am seeing here? When first entering the /backup directory, it said that weekly is 7.1GB and monthly is 5.0GB. But when I go into those directories, it's significantly higher. I'm sure I'm missing something easy here...

    - Scott
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  2. syslint

    syslint Well-Known Member

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    Can you do the following commands one more time and send back

    # cd /
    # du -sch /backup/*
    # du -sch /backup/weekly/*
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  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello :)

    Yes, it's as simple as you have pointed out. All new accounts are automatically enabled for backups as long as you have backups enabled.

    Please ensure you browse to the directories associated with the new backup system. These backups are stored in directories matching the date of the backup generation. Legacy backups are stored in the "daily" and "weekly" directories.

    Thank you.
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