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Max backup size 2Gb?

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The back does not go past 2Gb it says in-progress
I delete the 1st try running for 3 days

Backup-in-progress2 GbYesterday, 5:15 PM
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Help please
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Sorry to read about your problem w1ngl!

Some of us also experienced the same thing until we read the Warning advice to the right of the Backup screen:

"Be aware that the software developers recommend using a proper web hosting control panel backup tool instead of this tool if at all possible".

ocPortal only created the backup feature for those who might want it, but they actually recommend to do backups and restorations outside the scope of ocPortal. The reason is that unfortunately PHP is not a great platform for running backups from, it is unreliable beyond their control on some servers. PHP was designed to run quick scripts, not to do large background tasks such as backup generation.

Most web-hosting control panels come with a backup feature that runs as 'system software', and hence has a higher reliability than a web-server script ever could. My webhost offers virtual drive access and I use this feature to do quick backups (it takes a few seconds at the most) before any upgrade. I also quickly backup the database through phpMyAdmin export feature (this process just takes a few seconds).

Hoping this will shed light on your situation.;)
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Hi w1ngl.

I agree with Jean. I use the cPanel control panel backup for both the site and database, and take the additional steps of using PHPmyadmin to take a backup of the database, and FileZilla to download the public_html directory to my local machine. My thought is that you just can't be too careful.  :lol:
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