Downloading and deleting old backups

JunCol

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Hi,

Been using the legacy backup in WHM. Recently found out that the newer backup system allow to set how many copies to retain, thus we switched over to it.

Is there a way to quickly download and delete the existing backups created by the legacy backup system?
I'm not familiar with SSH. Did tried to use puTTy, create private & publics keys etc...but still failed.

btw, i'm using a vps service from a hosting company. root access is given to us.
 
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24x7ss

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If you are having root access of the VPS then you can use FTP (filezilla or cuteftp or winscp) to connect to the server then go inside /backup folder there you can see the backup files. You can download the files into your local machine.

Once download gets completed then you can delete the files/folders using same application there is no need to do SSH. I will suggest you to go with winscp it is simple and easy to use.
 

JunCol

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i tried it.
It keep giving this error in Filezilla.
Is there something that needs to be turned on in WHM?

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Response: 331 User root OK. Password required
Command: PASS **********
Response: 530 Login authentication failed
Error: Critical error
Error: Could not connect to server
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JunCol

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alright.
i managed to log in now.
the hostname should be sftp://xxxxxxxxxxxx and port 8288 instead.

In it, i can't see any backup folders. i did something wrong agaon?

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root
-.cpan
-.cpanel
-.cpobjache
-.gnupg
-.HttpRequest
-.MirrorSearch
-.pki
-.putty
-.razor
-.spamassassin
-.ssh
-cpanel3-skel
-perl5
-public_ftp
-public_html
-tmp
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JunCol

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goodness me.
i've found it.
after login, it is showing the folder and subfolders for "root".
i went up 1 level of directory, and there it is, the "backup" folder!.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

I am happy to see you were able to determine the correct location for the existing backup archives and successfully remove them. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.
 

Guv

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Hi, When the backups are deleted using WinSCP is there anything that needs to be done to shrink the database? I have almos run out of space and deleted a 6GB file but the space issue remains. Thanks
 

cPanelMichael

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New Hi, When the backups are deleted using WinSCP is there anything that needs to be done to shrink the database? I have almos run out of space and deleted a 6GB file but the space issue remains. Thanks
Hello :)

Which database are you referring to?

Thank you.