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Backup creation is slow due to large file sizes

If your backups end up being very large and take a long time to create, you have a few options to reduce the load on your system:

1) Do backups less regularly. Doing backups only once per week on the slowest day of the week will reduce the load for other days.

2) Only backup some users one day, other users another day, etc.. Spreading out the backup load for all accounts over the span of a week (or longer) will reduce your system load.

3) You can disable some areas of the backups if you don’t need them, or want to use other backup methods (like rsync) for those areas.

Skip IMAP Data
Skip Databases
Skip the /home/user/domains directory
Skip the home.tar.gz

4) Relating to #3 above, newer versions of DA have options as to which areas you’d like to backup directly in the backup options.

Admin Level -> Admin Backup/Transfer -> Create Backup

“Step 4: What” of the backup creation has options so you can pick what areas are to be included in the backup.