Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » delete from server after upload to dropbox

  • Resolved imprint web design


    the title sums it up.
    is there a setting to delete the backup from my server after the backup is successfully uploaded to dropbox? i have a photography website with 20GB and i dont want multiple 20GB backups on the server.

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  • Cyndi


    I just had the same question too, most hosting companies don’t allow backups to be saved on their servers and it’s good practice not to.

    Plugin Contributor bcrodua



    If you want to delete local backups, you can check “Delete local backup:” option from UpdraftPlus > Settings > Show expert settings.

    This will delete the local backups after backups are successfully sent to your remote storage.




    I do have that setting checked. Have 2 nonprofit sites using this and it’s not deleting.

    interesting. i loaded UpdraftPlus to eight websites last evening. i never went into the ‘expert settings’, yet on a few of my sites, that check box for deleting the server backup was unchecked. i will run another backup and see how it goes, thanks!

    what about the log files? how many of those stay on the server? can they be deleated manually after some time with out any issues?

    Plugin Author David Anderson


    You can delete the log files whenever you like and it won’t harm anything; by default, they are automatically deleted after 40 days.


    thanks David !!


    I’ve the same problem: I upload the backups to Dropbox. But the hosting backup is not delete. I check the button “Delete local backup:”, but don’t work.

    I’m having problems with my hosting provider.

    Can you help me please?


    Plugin Contributor DNutbourne


    Hi @dani-par,

    Please could you open a new thread, and send us a copy of the latest backup log?

    The contents will be too long to post here directly, but you can use an online service such as Pastebin, and post the link.

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