Akeeba Solo

#30835 How to backup full at Mondays and incremental at the other week days?

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Latest post by on Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:17 CST


at first I would like to thank you for your great backup tool.

Is it possible that Akeeba Solo Pro creates automatically weekly backup sets with a full backup at Mondays and incremental backups at the other week days (Tuesdays until Sundays)?

If "yes" could you explain me what I have to do for that, please?

I think this could be interesting to another users of Akeeba Solo Pro too so I 've created a public ticket.

Thanks in advance


Akeeba Staff

yes, it's possible.
What you have to do is to create two different profiles: one for the full backup and another one for incremental ones.
Then you have to configure correctly your CRON jobs. You'll have to run the full one on Mondays only, and the incremental on the other days.

You should put something like this in you CRON settings:
0 0 * * 1    path/to/akeeba/script.php --profile=<profile num for full backup> # runs overy Monday
0 0 * * 2-6 path/to/akeeba/scripts.php --profile=<profile num for incremental backups> # runs every other day of the week

If you feel uncomfortable with CRON syntax, you can ask help to your host or you can take a look at the site, which translates CRON syntax to English language.

Davide Tampellini

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