Everytime cpanels cron backup runs the server load increases and then any databse driven web apps are not accessible because of this load. Any suggestions? Should backups be done differently? Should databases be backed up with a different script? Any way to make the backup process lower priority on the server so other things can still function?
There is not a whole lot you can do about this. When you're doing backups it puts a lot of strain on the hard drives. Now if your drives are not very fast or are already strained you're going to see a lot of slowdowns. The processes are already on the highest nice level so not a whole lot you can do there.
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it may due to like others has mentioned about your disk speed, high activity website or high disk usage which is causing the MySQL to be down. When Cpanel is doing the backup, it is actually dumping the database using MySQLdump. You may try check on those big MySQL database and also the domain which is utilising a big space and disable the backup for that domain via WHM for one day to monitor if this helps
Is this for a shared or dedicated server? If dedicated, have you switched to incremental, where only the new/changed data gets moved over after the initial sync? That way it's not backing up all the files over and over (which is very intensive for larger sites), just the changed/new data.
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