#20 Configuration of hourly backups


Since Version 3 hourly backups should be available according to changelog. Tracker "hourly backups - ID: 3470216" underlines this. I cannot find any configuration options for that feature. Should i juts use automysqlbackup with hourly cron jobs? What is with rotating?



  • bertys

    bertys - 2013-01-22

    I had the same problem when I was setting it up.
    You're right that you have to set hourly cron to get it to do hourly backups.
    Hourly backups will then appear in your 'Daily' folders.

    I then call the following in the 'CONFIG_postbackup=' section of the config file:

    #!/usr/bin/env bash
    find "${CONFIG_backup_dir}"/daily -type f -mmin +1440 -exec rm {} \;

    This deletes hourly files older than 24 hours (1440 minutes). Adjust as you see fit, or don't use it if you want to keep all hourly backups.

    Hope that helps.

  • kingfisher88

    kingfisher88 - 2013-01-24

    Thank you, that helps -

  • kingfisher88

    kingfisher88 - 2013-01-24
    • status: open --> closed
  • darkpollo

    darkpollo - 2014-02-24

    When i do this with incremental backups it generate an error. Any idea how to make hourly backups with diff and store only the latest 48 hours?



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