Daily Backups Folder Structure?

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#1 Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:40

Daily Backups Folder Structure?

I want to set up a daily backup for all of the virtual servers on my Droplet.

I want them in /backup and I only want to keep a single daily backup (I will pull these dailies into weeklies/monthlies from a NAS on my LAN).

I made the directory /backup but when I click to schedule the backup (with the delete option), I get error message "Failed to save scheduled backup : Deletion of old backups is only supported when a date-based destination is used, and strftime substitutions are enabled".

I am assuming I need to name my directory somehow, but how do I do it?

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:01

It's simple, open the Destination and Format Tab, then enable Do strtime-style and any other option you like, that should do it. I believe it might even come up if you need to install something for the time option, but not sure as it is so long ago i did this.

I believe you also need to add the date/time in the file-name, by doing for example: servernametobackup /%B/%d-%m-%Y

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