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I recently reached 95% full storage on my GMail. Approximately 60% of this was, in fact, email backups from Wordpress' "WP-DB-Backup" plugin on 10+ sites that I manage. (I get a scheduled daily backup of the whole database.)

There must be a better way to manage my backups. Ideally, if I can somehow automatically delete all but the most recent backup (whatever the solution is), that would be best. Sure, I can manually do this in GMail, but it's tedious and error-prone.

Is there a better way to do this, or a better way to manage WP backups without worrying about HD space? GMail doesn't look like it's a good solution.

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You can use a plugin like backwpup that lets you:

  • Store backup to Folder
  • Store backup to FTP Server
  • Store backup to Amazon S3
  • Store backup to Google Storage
  • Store backup to Microsoft Azure (Blob)
  • Store backup to RackSpaceCloud
  • Store backup to DropBox (free)
  • Store backup to SugarSync (free)

and manage the number of backup copies to store which means for example you set the number to be 5 and when you reach backup number 6 the first back will be deleted for you.

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