#4356 feature request: Webmin Cluster Copy & Time/Date Substitution

Steven Page

(no button to post feature request? apologies if this is not the place for this: delete or move this as necessary..)

Seems strange that some modules require to turn on time and date substitution in backups, others seem to work regardless, and some do not have this ability (or atleast, do not advertise it..);

does the Webmin Cluster Copy Files module support this ability? it feels like this should be highlighted here, and supported if not available.

Furthermore, no option exists to easily clean up offsite storage organization; I guess there is the command box to execute a local or remote command (before or after copy)-

But i suppose that this is the goal of this request: it would be nice to have some additional features available in the virtualmin site back up tool. I.E organization and clean up ability

example: delete files older than X days:
find /remote_backups/some_folder* -mtime +15 -exec rm {} \;
where 15 is the amount of days files can exist on the remote location for.

this would enable the use of webmin fast rpc for file transfer and back up, all round.

finally, it might be helpful if cluster and copy module can Fetch files from remote servers available in the cluster server list- offsetting the back up processing load to a dedicated off site storage machine if necessary.

thanks for the great tool guys!


  • Steven Page

    Steven Page - 2014-01-19

    seems i may just be misunderstanding my methods;

    i also seemed to have some how missed the "filesystem back up tool"

    some of the suggestions still stand, but i think i may have found a simpler way for organization using this aforementioned module.

    thanks guys!

    Last edit: Steven Page 2014-01-19
  • Jamie Cameron

    Jamie Cameron - 2014-01-19

    Yes, the Filesystem Backup module is probably better suited for date-based copies - especially of large numbers of files. However, it doesn't yet support deletion of old backups.


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