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  1. #1
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    Remove backup files

    Hi there.

    Many users after a full backup, download but DONT delete the backup file.

    How i locate and/or remove this backup files?
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    Are these cPanel backups?

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  3. #3
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    Yes, 10.2.0-RELEASE 82
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    Search for files that are backup-*.tar.gz.

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    Yes, but "how" i search? I know that backup files is backuo-date_user.tar.gz, but i dont know how i search.
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    Originally posted by SlAiD
    Yes, but "how" i search? I know that backup files is backuo-date_user.tar.gz, but i dont know how i search.
    find or locate in SSH.

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  7. #7
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    Hi,
    They may be in their home directory - just above /public_html/

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  8. #8
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    how about

    Log into server using ssh

    cd /home

    find . -iname "backup-*tar.gz"

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Copy that line exactly how it is and try it

    Then simply delete them if that is what you want to do.
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  9. #9
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    Done.
    Ho yeah... from 9.84gb i have now 8.36.

    Good

    Thanks to all.
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