Reduce or limit scheduled backup process memory useage?

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#1 Sun, 10/22/2006 - 23:41

Reduce or limit scheduled backup process memory useage?


I've been using Virtualmin GPL on an Virtuozzo (VZ) VPS for a couple years now. Lately*, I've run into a problem with the scheduled backup feature. That process can take a lot of memory. Unfortunately, the way VZ works, the VPS sees a lot more memory than it should use, so, during the backup, my VPS goes beyond my guaranteed memory limit and well into the "burst" zone.

Is there a place in the configuration of Virtualmin to set an upper limit on the backup process? I see that bzip2 has a memory switch "-s" that might be useful.

  • one of the virtual servers is a lot larger than previous ones, I suspect that's related somehow.



Tue, 10/24/2006 - 07:47

I would like some kind of limit option too. Although I am running virtualmin pro 3.26 on my own server, I have one virtual server that is 3.5 gigs right now and after O load the rest of their files, they will be about 10 gigs. I am concerned that a nightly backup would make the system unresponsive.

I am also concerned about the file size. Im not sure if I can have a tar file of ten gigs or not, maybe a file split option would be nice, but thats just total wish list.

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 15:21

you can set the backup process to either gzip or bzip the files. Secondly it will split them up..just go into the main virtualmin config area..:)

Thu, 10/26/2006 - 17:25

I cant find an option to select bzip, I tried just making the name .bzip, but that didnt work. Where is the bzip option and what file size will it break the backups into?

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