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Incremental backups per-disk

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  • Official comment

    Hi,

    This is not currently planed, but a new feature Backup Plugin System that enables to integrate OnApp with a third-party service for backup management is available in OnApp 5.8 Release. Veeam Backup & replication is available in OnApp 5.9 Release.

    The Backup Plugin System enables you to integrate OnApp with a third-party backup service. The plugin allows to back up and restore your virtual servers by means of a service that you use for backup management. OnApp provides the plugins for R1Soft Server Backup Manager and Veeam Backup & Replication that you can install to your Control Panel. You can also create your own plugin to integrate OnApp with a backup service of your choice. 

    You can find more details below.

    https://docs.onapp.com/agm/5.9-edge/backup-plugin-system

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    Stuart Haresnape

    Hi Backfoot

    It's a version 1 release of this feature. We aren't going to leave it there and intend to be able to select disks/files/folders/wildcards etc.  

    If it's a step backwards you should use the original schema and when we have developed this and other features to expand it hopefully you will find it useful. I do have to ask though, do you still need the secondary backups if incremental backups is working for you? What format is it? Some db backup or similar?

    Many regards

    Stuart

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    Blackfoot tech

    Hi Stuart,

    Thanks for the reply, we didn't intend the suggestion to come across as a criticism of the new feature as it is at the moment and its great to hear granular selection of what gets backed up is on the roadmap.

    Our scenario is broadly that the majority of our systems are cPanel servers, the secondary disks attached to each are used for cPanel's own backup system which generates a packaged archive of each account (web content, databases, DNS zones, and countless other bits and pieces from all over the system) to the secondary disks which we then also replicate off-site - This is ideal for DR backups as each account archive is easily portable and can be restored to essentially anywhere.


    As the primary disk for each system is all the live data however this is great to be able to directly restore an entire VM through OnApp if needed but is less useful for DR purposes as there's no particularly easy/straightforward way to re-import "live" cPanel account data to an alternate system - So while having OnApp take incremental backups massively speeds up the regular backup process the resulting backups of the primary system disks, whether images or incremental, are not portable enough to be kept for DR purposes in case we lose our OnApp install entirely.

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    Stuart Haresnape

    Hi

    Thanks for the feedback. We had a few things that we were planning and we have adjusted the priorities so hopefully can a solution in for this in 3.3. 

    Cheers

    Stuart

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