webgisdr versus datastore backup

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DeanHowell1
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If we are using webgisdr to do full and incremental backups, is there any need to have the datastore backup as well?

The datastore backups on our system located in D:\arcgisdatastore\backup are consuming a large amount of space and just not sure why the files are there and if they are needed if we are using webgisdr.

Can anyone tell me the difference and if there is a need to to keep the datastore backup?

Thanks

Dean 

 

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JonathanQuinn
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There's really no need to continue to create Data Store backups since backups for Enterprise need to capture everything at a single point of time. The only argument for both types is if you only have to restore data from hosted services. The challenge, though, is there's a chance you may be left with services that are missing data if those services have been published after the last backup of the Data Store.

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JonathanQuinn
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There's really no need to continue to create Data Store backups since backups for Enterprise need to capture everything at a single point of time. The only argument for both types is if you only have to restore data from hosted services. The challenge, though, is there's a chance you may be left with services that are missing data if those services have been published after the last backup of the Data Store.

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DeanHowell1
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Thanks @JonathanQuinn I appreciate you taking the time to reply. How do you turn off the data store backups?

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JonathanQuinn
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You can use the updatebackupschedule utility:

https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/data-store/latest/install/windows/data-store-utility-reference.htm#...

 

To disable automatic backups, set the frequency to 0.

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