Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman
Now that you are able using Akeeba Backup to take regular backups it's useful to know about the quota management that Akeeba Backup offers.
This is especially useful if you have limited disk space.
Quota management applies to the profile and only to the backups taken with that profile and not to all backups.
Select the profile that you wish to use and click on configuration.
Here you can see a reminder of which profile that it is which you are using.
If you scroll down until you reach quota management there are several different options available.
If you hover over any text on the left you will get a popup explaining what each option provides.
Once a backup file is removed by the quota management the record that a backup took place will still exist.
This field here sets the maximum number of obsolete records to keep.
In other words records of backups that took place where the backup file has been removed by the quota management.
If you enable the size quota you can then set the quota in megabytes of the ammount of disk space you want to use for your backups.
For example if I choose 256 that will mean that once I freach two hundred and fifty six megabytes of backup files the older ones will be removed to provide space for the newer ones.
You may also choose to enable the count quota.
The count quota will keep a specified number of backups.
As you can see you can choose a predefined number or enter your own here.
By selecting both size and count quotas you can ensure that your count does not take you over your disk space limit.
Finally, save and close to save the configuration and repeat for any other profiles that you may have.