I have one client that insists on keeping 10 days worth of backups on his cpanel account. I have tried to explain to him that keeping that many is a moot point and that if he does feel better doing that, then he needs to download them and keep them on his machine, not on the server. Especially since he has the restore service and i backup everything everyday for him.
I dont mind one backup on there as as long as they cycle it out when they make a new one. But 10, thats just nuts. I dont want to demand that he remove them, not yet anyway, i am not at that point yet.
Is there a way with WHM or with cPanel that you can limit the number of backups on the client side?
May I ask why you want to limit his files stored? Deos his hosting package have a space limit or is it unlimited?
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I would recommend him, if the space is getting to much, as 4 backups could total up-to 1-2GB space just sitting there. Maybe recommend him that he has a copy on his computer, one on the server and the remote backups are there if needed.
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@Dr. Because he seems to get the idea that unlimited means he can have 25GB of backups just sitting there. I really dont care how many he makes as long as he DL them to his computer and gets them off the server other than one backup.
If he has to restore he is going to restore from one of the last few days, certainly not from a week ago. And if he needs to save that data he can save it on his own machine.
I try to explain that unlimited is never unlimited, its just a way of describing a more flexible plan that allows you to use the space you need without paying extra. But it was never desiged to let someone take up a whole server themselves.
Maybe as an industry we should stop using the word unlimited and just start using flex plan instead..
We have in our TOS that stored data must relate to the domain directly and must not be used to store personal data unrelated to the domain. But it does not cover backup data. I suppose its time for a TOS update.
^ This is why most terms of service limit to 1 backup and not using the account as a storage device.
I have seen this condition in many hosting provider's TOS
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