21658: Acronis Backup: The "When there is insufficient space while backing up" Option Does Not Support FTP/SFTP

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This is a limitation with FTP/SFTP servers

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup 11.5 (Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11

Symptoms

  1. In Acronis Backup you set the following cleanup rule:

    When there is insufficient space while backing up

  2. With the backup location on an FTP/SFTP server, you run the backup plan;
  3. If there is not enough space on the FTP/SFTP server, the backup task will either hang or fail - the cleanup rule will not apply.

Cause

This is a limitation with FTP/SFTP servers.

Solution

This option does not work with FTP/SFTP servers.

As a workaround, you can manually clean up the server.

More information

See also Acronis Backup 11.5.

 

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