Why are there two cron jobs for backups?

David Colter

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[Moderator Note: The following question was moved here as a separate thread]

As an aside, my question about the 2 backup programs is still un-answered. Q: If I use the backup at Home » Backup » Backup Configuration, why is the cron jobs running another? And, how can I stop the cron job? I know how to whittle it down to 1 day per year, but not delete the job.

Any insight?
 
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cPanelLauren

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The two crons represent the current and legacy backup systems. If you have legacy backups enabled (i.e., you never migrated off of them) you would use the script as follows:
Code:
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup
When not enabled if tried to run you will receive the following:
Code:
[[email protected] ~]# /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpbackup
[cpbackup] Backup Not Enabled (This can be adjusted in WHM => Backup => Legacy Backup Configuration)
You can remove the cron if you'd like to through CLI:
Code:
crontab -e
If you really wanted to only run backups once a year you could modify the cronjob for the current backup system to something like the following:
Code:
0 0 1 1 *