Clear Backup Files

Admin tools ::: tool_clearbackupfiles
Maintained by Shubhendra Doiphode
Course backups can be an expensive task at times. It could take loads of unnecessary space and memory on the server. Administrators can clear backup files on the server to free the server space.
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Current versions available: 3

package: tool_clearbackupfiles

This admin tool clears all backup files from the server. It is useful for freeing up space from dev and test servers once they are refreshed from production.

It also gives a report og how many mbz files were deleting clearing how much space.


the backup files can be deleted from /admin/tool/clearbackupfiles/index.php and you can find logs at /report/log/index.php. The default moodle events is used to create log entry.


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  • 화, 11 2월 2020, 10:20 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7984
  • 화, 12 10월 2021, 11:48 PM
    I get cli - error when start index.php :

    root@moodle:/etc# php -f /srv/www/htdocs/moodle/admin/tool/clearbackupfiles/index.php
    Command line scripts must define CLI_SCRIPT before requiring config.php

    moodle 3.6.5
  • 월, 5 12월 2022, 10:45 PM
    I did the cleaning through the web admin but it didn't release the space informed, even after running cron.
  • Nora Colazzo
    화, 6 12월 2022, 6:18 AM
    I'm just wondering if there have been any changes to this plugin so it works without the issues raised on this page?
  • 화, 6 12월 2022, 6:32 AM
    There has been no update to this plugin recently.

    Let me test this and address the above concerns.
  • 수, 7 12월 2022, 7:44 AM
    I have added CLI_SCRIPT in index.php.
  • 수, 7 12월 2022, 5:23 PM
    The other issue reported by Rodrigo should be resolved.

    I would suggest to create a issue on the repository for any future bugs.

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