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    James Thomas

    I have a premium boldgrid membership and I shouldn’t have to experience the inconvenience of having to go to the server and remove identical backup archives that are happening every 4 to 6 hours. This is causing the site to exceed its backup storage quota and it’s becoming a bit of a nuisance.

    Jesse Owens

    Hi James-

    Thanks for reaching out, and thanks for being a Total Upkeep Premuim user. I’m sorry to hear about the frustration you’re having trying to avoid exceeding your backup storage space.

    From what you’ve described, a backup taking place “every 4 to 6 hours,” the most common reason for this is that you may have automatic backups and updates enabled. This setting is designed to keep your site safe by both keeping your software up-to-date, while also maintaining a way to recover if those updates cause any problems.

    To confirm if this is the problem, click View Details on one of the unexpected backup files, and click More info to see what triggered the backup. Here’s a brief video with more info:

    You can change these settings in the Total Upkeep > Settings > Auto Updates settings tab. As a premium Total Upkeep user, you can also use the Timely Auto-Updates feature to only perform updates after a certain amount of time has passed since the update, which allows you to keep the site up-to-date, but perform atuo-updates less frequently.

    You can also use Total Upkeep’s retention settings to reduce the overall number of backups you keep, so you don’t have to manually delete them.

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