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Retain backups on Amazon S3 only

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by glauco, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. glauco

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    I don't know if something has changed since the latest cPanel update or if I'm missing some configuration steps.

    It used to be that when I set automatic backups to be retained for 1 week on my server, they would still be retained indefinitely on Amazon S3 until I manually deleted them. This suited me perfectly as I have limited storage on my VPS but limitless on Amazon and I need to keep at least 6 weeks worth of backups.

    What I am now finding, since I migrated my VPS and updated cPanel, is that Amazon backups are completely synced with my VPS ones, so they get deleted weekly as well.

    Is there a way to change this, I can't see any setting on the cPanel backup screen for changing this unwanted behaviour.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. glauco

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    Ok thanks, I enabled bucket Versioning in S3, which (as I understand it) will automatically save previous versions of my backup files, then I set a deletion time of 180 days for previous versions. Now waiting to see if it all works.

    Great stuff!
     
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    I'm happy to see you were able to find some useful information. Feel free to let us know of the outcome.

    Thanks!
     
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