As our backups grow and the length of time to take a backup increases it would be nice to provide some other type of backup option. Ie. Incremental Backup.
So my thoughts are Full backup 1 once a day. Incremental X many times a day.
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This would be used for pivotal cloud foundry customers. The use case would be as follows:
- Full Backup consumes system resources and takes a long time to execute. Sometimes causing system to be unusable. If we are only performing one backup a day the last restore point could possibly be 23:59 minutes ago. To me this is bad customer service to my end users.
If I could run x many incremental backups during the day and one full system backup once a day this would be very useful. It would provide a more recent point to restore too and not cause my Gitlab instance to become unavailable during backup.
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