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Managing disk storage for Acquia Cloud Free applications

Acquia Cloud Free limits applications to 1 GB of disk storage for databases, 1 GB for files, and 1 GB for the codebase. Applications exceeding the storage limit will have limited features and may stop working. This page describes how to manage your disk storage so you don’t exceed the storage limit, and can recover if you do.

About disk storage on Acquia Cloud Free

Disk storage on Acquia Cloud Free includes these persistent elements of your application, each of which has a separate 1 GB disk storage limit:

Consequences of exceeding the disk storage limits

  • If your databases exceed their disk storage limit, your application can’t insert data into the database.
  • If your files exceed their disk storage limit, you can’t add more files, or create backups.
  • If your codebase exceeds its disk storage limit, you can’t commit code.

Reducing disk storage usage

If you need more disk storage space, you can upgrade to a paid subscription. If you want to remain with an Acquia Cloud Free subscription, you can take the following steps to reduce the amount of disk storage your application uses:

  • Clear Drupal caches
  • Delete unneeded backups: Acquia Cloud maintains three automated nightly backups. You can’t delete them, but you can create your own on-demand backups. You can delete any unecessary backups using the Databases page.
  • Delete or compress user-uploaded files: Videos and images can have large file sizes. You can delete files from within your Drupal website, or by accessing the file system on Acquia Cloud using SSH.
  • Reduce image file sizes: If your images are larger or higher quality than your application needs, replace them with smaller, lower resolution images. You can also flatten certain image types, which removes data not needed for display.