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Disable automated backups

You can stop automated backups of the Contrast MySQL database. Scheduled backups run through schtasks on Windows and crontab on Linux.

To disable automated backups:

For Windows, use Task Scheduler to disable or delete ContrastBackup.

For Linux:

  1. Switch to the user under which you installed Contrast and run crontab -l.

  2. This lists the scheduled job. You will see:

    0 2 * * * /usr/local/contrast/bin/
  3. Run  crontab -e to delete a single backup. Run crontab -r to delete all backups.


The -e option allows edits with Vim to delete selected backups. The -r option deletes everything: be careful when you use it.