I have the deepest respect... The entusiasm you are putting in to this is huge...
I have read it a few times, and I think I understand the idea. And I think I can see the benefits of this. The customer backup archive request is brilliant. That force the customer to take responsibility and I like that a lot.
I would love to see this in practice...
I was jut thinking about the time you said something about adding simple cron job to domains/users.
But you are right. All the things that you offered to add in version 1.1.13 sound as good solutions.
Sorry I was carried away!
Ohh, I understand, my bad...
I am talking about concrete5 as I do normally - I assumed you knew about the scheduled jobs in concrete5.
I will try to explain. concrete5 has a job scheduling system (see first screen shot).
It can produce cron jobs (see second screen shot).
About ionice - I will try to put my mind in to that...
That would probably work, but I would like to know how you do it to day. I just did some tests with rsync, and that seem to work as far as I could make it from the command line. The nice thing about this is that I was able to rsync to a QNAP over the internet through SSH from the command line. And as I understand rsync will do incremental backup too. This is my first try with rsync, so I am not sure how to make this work securely.
But the things that you wrote sounds great. Especially the incremental idea. That could make a huge difference.
The cron schedule is something I have been wating on for a long time. Concrete5 can produce job url's to use that way. And if we then use Concrete5 add-on backup voodoo that could be used too, and in that way we would have multiply choices to implement backup.
I am not sure how much the compression level would give, but worth a try!
The option for the Admin to set max size of files - It would of course be an option to consider, but then we would not have a full backup...
Lower te resource consumption - That could make a lot of sense. If we could make the backup use less processor that would be nise. But the problem is not the CPU's alone - The disc is running 100% through the backup, and I think that is the main issue.
But I am up for the discussion and I will happily try things out on our develop server (it too have a lot of domains).
At last I am happy to hear that this is something that you take seriously...
I was worried that this would be the answer! But thanks!
Concrete5 has its own backup solution (add-on) called "backup voodoo" that would be my choice for the future if I can't find any other solution. But it would be nice to have a automatic backup solution for i-MSCP that would be good enough for a hosting environment with more that 5 to 10 domains.
I will look in to rdiff and see if I can figure out if that is the solution, but I think my level of knowledge of linux and backup routines is a little low when it comes to doing this my selves. It is simply too important that it is setup 100% correctly and I am not sure that I am able to do that.
Over time when we went online with our hosting solution for Concrete5 Denmark, I was really happy to see how easy to setup and how smooth i-MSCP was running. It is no secret that Concrete5 CMS is a heavy lady when it comes to using resources. But still, both our servers is running flawlessly. But...
Every night at midnight the backup starts on all domains. Not a huge problem when it came to one 5 to 10 domains, but now where we approach about 50 domains, the backup just takes the teeth out of both CPU and disks. (see attached graph). and it takes more than 4 hours where it is sometimes impossible to load a website, it simply times out.
Is there not anything I can do to throttling down the use of resources when backing up?
I think that I have read a thread where someone talked about taking one main backup and then a incremental backup. That would be an interesting approach!
I also read that in 1.2 the backup system would be rebuild. Could you give some kind of time frame and an idea about what to expect?
And again Danish 100% translated!
The translation on Transifex is again 100%... But...
I have a problem translating the following string:
This is the host from which this SQL user must be allowed to connect to the SQL server. Enter the % character to allow this SQL user to connect from any host.
The "%" is some how treated as code on transifex - The error is: Error: The expression '% c' is not present in the translation.
It seem to work perfectly.
Thank you very much!