In 4 days , my server hosting went non-functional due to critical low space in the / folder that finally i have to seek support to help delete the backups. Nothing works during those times like email, ssh, ftp, sites .. :(
The backups folder had 350GB of databackup and got some space deleting some backup archives by support. yet again, space went critically down in 4 days of previous down time.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb3 450G 406G 26G 95% /
/dev/sdb1 99M 17M 78M 18% /boot
tmpfs 1.6G 0 1.6G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 459G 41G 395G 10% /home2
/usr/tmpDSK 9.5G 150M 8.9G 2% /tmp
The above was the data before i raised a ticket for support assistance.
On my query, there suggestion was the below:-
With the servers valid data being quite large, you may wish to limit the backup retention to a simple weekly backup, rather than including monthly and daily backups. This would limit the amount of space that the backups would take.
What should I do ? How should I configure the backup from the cpanel ? Should i do daily backups or weekly or monthly? I am not able to set daily backups and prefer only weekly retention.
how is this option "Incremental Backup (only backup what has changed. (**No Compression**, not compatible w/FTP backups)" ? Should I enable this ?
Please help me with suggestion.
Note: One site is critical and needs daily backups . rest is fine with weekly retentions.
Backup happens to folder /Backups folder. its not in home folder.
Harish Balakrishnan Marar