Limiting Installatron Backups on the Server Level

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If you would like to limit the number of backups Installatron can perform (but don’t want to turn the backups off completely), you can do so through the server/WHM.

After signing into WHM, search for Installatron in the search bar.

finding Installatron in the search bar



In the menu on the left, find “Backups” and select “Quotas”.

"quotas" under "Backups" in the menu

From here you can see any quotas you have already created or “add a backup quota”. You will see a list of different variables you can adjust, which will be broken down below.

Backup Channels

What type of backups you are setting a quota for. Permanent backups are those manually created by users that must be manually deleted. Expiring backups are those taken before applications are updated and generally expire after 2 weeks. Automatic backups are scheduled by the user to occur at certain intervals, if allowed by the server.

The most popular one of these, and what generally takes up the most space on the server, is expiring backups.

Backup channels



Where backups are saved and which should be included in this quota. “All backup locations” encompasses every backup regardless of location, while “All Preconfigured Backup Locations” means those set to the default location (and not setup by the users, such as Drive, Dropbox, etc). 


How many either backups or megabytes are allowed per installed application, domain, or account.




What will Installatron’s response be when a backup is attempted to be made when the quota has already been reached.


When you’re all done make sure to hit “Save All”.

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