Thanks! That worked well.
I'm still trying to find out how I can get Plesk to enforce the backup limits that I have listed in the Backup Settings. Some domains I would like to keep longer than others, so if the "Limit backups" setting worked, that would be much better. So far I can't find out where it is failing.
Does anyone know the location of the script that should be removing the old backups? Everything else is working fine for me. Plesk backs up on schedule as expected to local repository. It just doesn't remove the out of date backups. If I knew where the script was I could probably track this down...
Plesk backup is a pain in the *** ... I've tried many things. Didn't find a solution. The only solutions are the following.
1. Take backups with custom scripts and rsync them somewhere. But its not guranteed that when you bring back the backups it will work ... Maybe you can take backups in the local repository and then rsync this whole folder somewhere ... I've done this as well.
2. There are also some commercial solutions but cost a lot and they require that you have another server just for taking the backups.
Generally I've always had problems with plesk backup. I still have. If you have a server with approximately 50GB backup you have a real problem. The plesk backup utility was not built for large backups and servers with many domains.
Cpanel has a nice backup utility. Has its own issues but it works better and smoother for the server. I haven't come across any other solutions to be easy, cheap and work better. If you find any solution though please share it with us. We are all looking for a better solution I believe.