Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#35002 – Multiple post processing

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 04:42 CDT

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Description of my issue:

Hi, I just would like to know a couple of things.

1. Is there a way to define multiple post processing actions in one profile? I would like to backup my /var/www sites (multiples) taking a couple of hours and then upload to s3, ftp and openstack. But it seems that I have to do it with 3 different profiles wasting a lot of time.

2. I would like to know on which base the algorithm for incremental files acts. The documentation says 

"it only backs up the files which changed since the last time you performed a backup. The only comparison made is between the file's modification time and the last successful backup's time. The "last successful backup" refers to the last backup made using this backup Profile"

Does this mean that the first incremental execution would be a full backup one?




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Joomla! version (in x.y.z format) 3.9.24
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7.4.15
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 8.0.3
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 11:08 CDT


We decided not to support multiple post processing engines for simplicity sake: having multiple engines running all together makes the whole process more fragile and user friendly. If one of them fails, what should we do? Abort? Continue? And when we want to upload it again from the Manage Backups page, which one should we handle?

Moreover hosts are enforcing limits to the amount of resource used, so you would end up with several transfer failures because the host killed the process.

It's way easier and reliable to simply create different backup profiles and let them upload on different destinations.

Regarding the incremental backup, you're right, the first one will be a full backup of the site.

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

Italian: native

English: good

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Thursday, 06 May 2021 20:17 CDT
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