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  • Hi Jay, appreciate your software, have a coffee! 😉

    Question, besides leaving the payload tarball in /uploads, does snapshot leave any data anywhere else on the drive?

    As in, if I’m using 100MB on my host disk, create a snapshot, and the disk now has 200MB on it. Then I delete the tarball, the disk usage should go back to 100MB, right?

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  • Plugin Author Jay Versluis


    Hi frods,

    thanks for the coffee – very sorry for the late reply here. Yes your theory is correct, there’s only 1 tarball that’s left on the local system which gets overwritten when you create a new backup.

    It’s different on the FTP server though as you can leave several on there and the oldest one gets overwritten when a new one comes along.

    If you’re using the same FTP account as your current website (i.e. the same server) then they’d add up: so the local site would have 1 tarball, and the FTP directory would have the same tarball, plus any of the older ones you’ve chosen to keep.

    Hope this makes sense.

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