Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

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Monday, 05 April 2021 08:22 CDT

You closed my previous ticket with no solution after a month of waiting!


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Monday, 05 April 2021 08:36 CDT

Sorry about the ticket closing on you. I thought that Davide had already replied to you. He had definitely asked me about this and I do remember telling him what I am about to write below.

Log files are not removed unless you delete the backup record itself. You can use the obsolete record quotas to automate that.

We do not remove log files when the backup archive is removed from the server because a. backup archives can be removed externally to Akeeba Backup which means we can't reliably detect that unless we go through all backup attempt records (which could cause the Manage Backups page to time out) and b. when you are storing the backup archives remotely they can be immediately removed from the server which would mean that you'd never have a log file, making it impossible to troubleshoot any backup or restoration problems for backup archives which are stored remotely. Since we cannot have an objective way to determine when the backup log files are no longer needed we leave them there until the backup attempt record is removed from the database. At this point we can most certainly assume that the backup log file is no longer needed — Akeeba Backup no longer knows about this backup attempt at all.

Alternatively, if you don't want logs to be created (or, rather, created but consume no space) you can set the backup profile's log level to None. If you have a reason to debug a backup or backup restoration issue you can always set the log level back to "All information and debug" and take a new backup.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Wednesday, 05 May 2021 20:17 CDT
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