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Change Number of Backups Archives Kept

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Windows Issue, Fixes, How-To' started by Brian H, Nov 2, 2010.

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    Brian H New Pleskian

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    Currently, my Plesk 9.5.2 (Windows 2003) server keeps 30 copies of backups across all domains during it's scheduled 4:00am server wide backup. I would like to reduce this down to 15 since backups are taking up far too much space. Any way this can be done?

    Backups are NOT scheduled per-domain. I just use the server-wide backup script. I can't seem to find any options for that, and the "backup settings" tool under "server settings" has almost no configuration options.

    I see that the plesk "Daily script task" that I think runs the backup points to:

    -q -dauto_prepend_file="" -c php.ini "C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\admin\plib\DailyMaintainance\script.php" but script.php looks like a compiled PHP file so I can't make any edits there.

    Any ideas? Also, by default, does the plesk server-wide backup script enable: "disable this domain during backup"?

    Thanks!

    -Brian
     
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    Brian H New Pleskian

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    Was there no way to tell plesk to store fewer days of backups? From 30 days down to, say, 15? One option would be to write a windows scheduled task to clean up the backup directory and remove anything older than 15 days, but I am not sure if content doesn't change, does mura reference old backup archives or does each backup go into brand new archive ZIPs dated today?

    -Brian
     
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    Brian H New Pleskian

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    Come on guys, anything? My server is burning up here keeping 30 copies of all sites, emails, etc. It means that my harddrive footprint is 31X what it should be I need to find a way to reduce this to only 10 days worth, instead of 30.

    Can someone at least tell me if it is safe to run a scheduled task to ERASE all files in the backup directory that are older than 10 days? I need to make sure that there are no incremental backups that reference old files. I would think not.

    Please. Thanks!

    -Brian
     
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