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Is my site auto backup a full backup for each day at 2am or is it incremental?

The daily backup zip file in the confluence-home-dir\backup folder is a full site and database backup or is it an incremental backup.

Because i am running out of disk space, I found about 1G of zip file for each day for the last 7 months, if it is a full backup then i can remove all back up zip files except for the very last day in order to save disk space.

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Petr Vaníček Community Leader Nov 18, 2019


yes, those are full backups. I recommend you to make some kind of script with backup deletation scenario like this.
* last week - everything

* before week and last 30 days - one backup per 3 days

* older than 1 month and less than 1 year - 3 backups per month (start, middle and end of month)

Hope it help :-)

Great fast response.


So you recommend a manual back up scheme.

For example :

- If I decide to only back up manual once a week.

- So I can keep this week back up (Nov 19).

- I can keep 1 copy of last month (Oct 19) backup and delete all the back up for that months 

- I can delete any back up older than Sept 19 


Is this sounds ok ?



I think Petr is suggesting to you make a script that deletes old backup files.

Let the backup continue to run as a service in JIRA. 

You can work out new schedules but I do not think a manual backup is what is being recommended.

But yes - backups at Database levels can be created and run manually or via scripts.

Petr Vaníček Community Leader Nov 19, 2019

Hi @Vinh Le ,

I meant this as @Vickey Palzor Lepcha wrote - so just make a script to delete unnecessary backups.

will do thanx

Does anyone has a script that will delete all Zips older then e.g. 10 days ?  For Windows.

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