If you’ve been using your server for a while then, at some point, you MIGHT see a low disk space warning in the HEALTH column of the server list. Here are some tips you can use to reduce the amount of disk space being used.
We store a limited number of backups on your server. This makes it faster to restore a recent backup. By default we store 7 days of backups.
You can reduce the number of backups you store as follows:
This will remove backups older than 3 days from your server.
However, this is a one time task. You can make the change permanent though – see the next section.
You can permanently reduce the number of backups you keep on your server.
To do this, it depends on whether you have enabled server wide backups for all sites (from the SERVER screen) or whether you’ve enabled backups for a site on the SITE screen.
Don’t forget that, in this case, you will need to do this for all sites on your server.
It is possible that you have backups for sites that no longer exist. For example you might have deleted a site or changed the domain name which can both leave backups orphaned.
In this case you will need to login to the server via ssh and then examine the ~/.wp-backup folder for orphaned backups (or /root/.wp-backup).
In some cases you might have a single site that has extremely large files – maybe old backups that were imported from another location for example. You can find these files:
After you have finished cleaning up files, you might want to see how space is being used on your server. You can do this as follows:
You can view the amount of space being used by a site (including backups) as follows: