How do backups to remote storage (FTP or cloud) work?




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    Jean-Luc (Edited )


    I have enable remote backup to a Google Drive server. This works fine but despite not having enabled "Server Storage" I can see that the backup folder is growing by the day. See print screen below. Why ?

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    Lev Iurev

    Hello @Jean-Luc Sorry for the delayed answer, please let me your Plesk version from the 'plesk version' command output.


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    Joe B (Edited )

    We are facing the same issue with Plesk for Linux, our /var/lib/psa/dumps ended up being over 400GB+. We use a remote FTP server, so why is it our local storage is filling up and not being deleted after sync?


    Server Info

    OS: CentOS 7
    Plesk: Onyx Version 17.8.11 Update #34

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    Bulat Tsydenov

    Hello Joe,

    There can be several possible reasons:

    1. Upload to remote storage fails due to some reasons and you have "Save backups in the server storage if the upload to FTP fails" option enabled under Tools & Settings - Backup Manager - Settings.

    2. You have customers on the server who have permissions to create their own backups and they create backups on the local storage. You can find the customers and domains which occupy much disk space with help of this article Backup structure in Plesk for Linux

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