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Don't backup suspended accounts

Nathan Lierbo shared this idea 8 years ago
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CALL FOR COMMENTS #2


Currently there is no way to disable backups from being made for suspended accounts. This is a potential waste of server resources as undesired additional backups of these suspended are generated. The root user should have a setting that disables backups from being made of suspended accounts. Only a root-level user would be able to set this setting.


It is preferred that this setting be in the Configure Backups screen:


Code:Backup Suspended Accounts: ( ) Enabled (o) DisabledFor existing cPanel&WHM installs, the behavior should not change, thus this setting should be set to "Enabled" but for new cPanel&WHM installations, it makes sense to have this "Disabled" by default as not to needlessly waste resources making new backups for an account that hasn't changed since the last backup.


Furthermore, this setting should only apply to the generation of new backups and not influence any existing backups that have been made for this account.


Original thread: http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/dont-backup-suspended-accounts-case-52161-a-192471.html

Best Answer
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This is indeed part of the product now.

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This would be good.

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if the backup is disabled for an account, and the backup detention date has been cycled through, is the old backup for the account then removed and no backups exist for the suspended account? Is "this setting should only apply to the generation of new backups and not influence any existing backups that have been made for this account." the caveat for this?

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I might be missing something, but this seems to already exist under Backup Configuration:


Backup Suspended Accounts

Disable

Enable

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Is this request still open? I would swear I've seen this option already implemented in the backup UI...

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This is indeed part of the product now.

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