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#13161 Restoration Progress Size

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tiolions
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Description of my issue:

Hello - I do not have an issue but more of a question about site efficiencies. I've noticed that over time as I work on a site and backup and then do the restore the restoration progress meter that appears after you put in the database connection parameters has grown immensely. It seems to start around 200k but now its at 35500k and take a little longer to process. Am I doing something incorrectly with dbs or this normal?


nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
Hello Tim,

That counter represents the amount of information which has to be restored back to your database. There is no "normal" amount of data. Just to give you an idea, my blog site's database is about 3Mb, this site's database is over 50Mb. The former only has my blog posts, the latter has over four years worth of support threads. Since I have no idea what information is stored in your database, I can't say if the amount of data is normal or not. I would especially consider the use of logging extensions (their database tables grow exorbitantly huge very fast) and file repositories which store their data in the database instead of files (a stupid idea, but I digress).

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
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tiolions
Along the same line...I was wondering if backup files on the server are included in future backups. My backup size went from 30mb to 60mb and I didn't really add anything to the site that would double the size. Is this configured somewhere?

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager
There is something. Akeeba Backup automatically excludes its backup output directory. Problem: each backup profile can define its own backup output directory. This means that if, say, Profile #1 has a different output directory than Profile #2 then Profile #1 will be backing up all backups taken with Profile #2. There is also the other problem that some hosts report a wrong root folder, screwing up the automatic exclusion of the backup output directory. If you want to be perfectly sure, you can always manually exclude all backup output directories in each backup profile using the Files and Directories Exclusion feature of Akeeba Backup.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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