I’m on Virtualmin 4.00.gpl and have local backups scheduled in Virtualmin and Webmin such as:
My server locked-up for some reason, and I found out that one of my virtual server’s directory data usage skyrocketed and ate up all my disk space.
The virtual server (server1) at question has backup files from 100MB to 600MB per file, running with a retention of 5 days and 2 monthly’s. So, 7 backup files total in
/backups/virtualmin. Of course, all these files are tarballed and gunzipped.
I noticed that my virtual server’s directory was growing uncontrollably in:
The total usage size was 2.7GB, likely uncompressed. I can only assume that the scheduled backup processes creates these files prior to compression but does not clean these files up.
Is this the way it’s supposed to be? Do you have any clue why there’s all this excess data in
/home/server1/.backup, instead of staying exclusively contained within
Thanks for your input!