Backup Run Times

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - cPanel' started by gameutopia, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. gameutopia

    gameutopia New Member

    Could anyone tell me what time the main vps virtuozzo backups are run?

    I'm trying to configure my cpanel updates and backups to run at off peak times, but don't want them to run at the same time that virtuozzo would be running. I'm not sure if they all run at different times per server, but my guess would be that they too would run during off peak hours.

    Thank you.
  2. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Very good question - I would like to know myself.

    Did some digging and the only thing I know is that backups are done every other night.

    In this thread Knownhost-P talks about scheduling:

    Maybe a KH staff member can enlighten us.....I'm sure it is not done all simultaneously..
  3. Aussie_Boy

    Aussie_Boy Member

    I'm wondering the same, in fact curious as to whether it's running right now as server load for me currently is > 3.9 and only one site has activity on it, with normal amount of users online.

    netstat -ntu | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr

    shows highest as:


    so nothing untoward there - or someone else is affecting the vps.
  4. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Full VPS backups by Knownhost would not cause any additional load on one's individual VPS - it might put additional load on the server(node) as a whole but you would not be able to see such additional load by running a top command in your VPSes shell.
  5. Jleagle

    Jleagle New Member

    You can check what time the backup starts by checking what time the server status changes in virtuozzo
  6. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Good point. Thanks!

    In Virtuozzo under "Logs" > "Status Changes" you can see when your VPS starts to backup.

    Mine varies from 2:20 AM to 3:00 AM.
  7. Bryan

    Bryan Very Happy KH VPS User

    Usually between 2-2:30am here. Had one at 2:55 and another at 5:20.
  8. gameutopia

    gameutopia New Member

    Mine seem to be between 4:00 am and 9:38 am maybe this one was an odd ball or something.

    Anyway Could one assume that these times are central u.s. time zone? or other?

    I am on the west coast in the pacific time zone, and would like to take the 1 hour mountain time, 2 hour cental time, and 3 hour eastern time zone into consideration also.

  9. KH-Paul

    KH-Paul CTO Staff Member

    Backups are executed at 1:58am EST. Backup completion time depends on various factors such us overall load, activity inside VPSs, etc. We run VPS backups with lowest possible priority and temporarily suspend backup process if overall load on the node goes above the pre-defined threshold. This way we can make sure that backups creation doesn't affect load on customer's systems but, as a trade-in, backup completion time may vary.


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