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February 13, 2012
8:13 pm
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David
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If you put nothing in the Backup name, it will generate something like this:
Archive Name: backup_2012-02-13_13-32_www.sherrypeeljackson.org-sql-drop.tar

If you put "backup_database" in the Backup name, it will generate this: "backup_database.tar

What I would like to see is:

 

  1. Append "backup_2012-02-13_13-32_" in front of the name "backup_database".
    Of course I'm expecting the date-time to adjust to the correct date-time of execution
    and Backup name to be whatever was used.
    1. If you backup with a Backup name, the prior backup gets written over. Would
      like to have generational backups.
  2. In the Delete Old Backups parameter, delete ONLY the backups that match the
    Backup name.
    1. I can see setting up a cron to do a full backup once a week, and
      set up a cron to do a daily database backup.
    2. Althought I haven't tested this thoroughly, as it currently stands, the delete
      older than x days deletes everything that qualifies regardless of archive name.
      And this would apply accross all cron jobs. Example:
      1. The full backup cron is set for delete older than 30 days and
        set to run every 7 days.
      2. The database backup cron is set for delete older than 7 days
        and set to run every day.
      3. On the 8th day of the database backup cron, it would delete
        the 1st day of the database backup and also delete the 1st
        full backup.
      4. In the above example I would want to have a retention of the
        last 4 full backups and the last 7 database backups.
November 1, 2012
12:32 am
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dkempton
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I agree... I did not see this before I posted my own request.  here is would I'd like to see....

For example:  mysite_weelky_(date).tar

 

which would generate mysite_weekly_2012-10-31.tar

 

 mysite_every8hour_(date)_(time).tar

would generate mysite_every8hour_2012-10-31_20-22.tar

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