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Lowering backup count (Removing excess backups)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ahoychris, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. ahoychris

    ahoychris Member

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    Ok, so I store 5 daily backups of my WHM server accounts, backups run once a week on Sunday.

    However due to a few larger sites and storing a single offsite backup of another server I need to lower my retained backups to 3. I've changed the setting in Backup configuration in Whm to 3. However I'm aware they are still there in my /backup directory on the server.

    Is there a clean way to delete the 2 extra backups I no longer need to store? Or am I safe to simply delete these via SSH?
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can just delete them.
     
  3. ahoychris

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    Thank you. From 95% to 75% full disk.

    Now I can finally stop manually backing up and removing small sites.
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Yes, manually deleting the backup directories is acceptable here. Note that the directories would be removed automatically as well during the next backup generation.

    Thank you.
     
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