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"Run Account Backup" Cron Timing
The instructions state that the "Run Account Backup" cron should be set to run every 10 mins. Just wondering the reasoning behind this value and what would happen if I were to reduce it to 5 mins? Do bad things happen if it tries to back up the next account before the previous one is complete?

With 100 accounts, backing up one every 10 mins takes over 16 hours, so just wondering if I can reduce this time by setting this cron to run more often?

Thanks!

Re: "Run Account Backup" Cron Timing
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Hi JCWacky,

Nothing bad will happen. The documentation guide refers to 10 minutes, to just reduce/balance out any backups. However, reducing this to even every 2 minutes shouldn't create much of an issue as behind the scenes. Each cPanel server is configured to only let backups be created when the server load is below a certain value (Set by your webhost or root user). If the server load is above that value it will simply be added to a queue until the server load drops enough for it to start processing backups.