Lowering backup count (Removing excess backups)

ahoychris

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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?
 

quietFinn

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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?
Yes you can just delete them.
 

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.