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Managing disk storage for Acquia Cloud Free applications

Acquia Cloud Free applications are limited to 1 GB of disk storage for databases, 1 GB for files, and 1 GB for the codebase. Applications that exceed the storage limit will have significantly limited functionality 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:

  • Databases
  • Files, including user-uploaded files and backups
  • Codebase

Consequences of exceeding the disk storage limits

  • If your databases exceed their disk storage limit, your application will no longer be able to make insertions into the database.
  • If your files exceed their disk storage limit, you will no longer be able to add files or create backups.
  • If your codebase exceeds its disk storage limit, you will no longer be able to 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, here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of disk storage your site uses:

  • Clear Drupal caches
  • Delete unneeded backups Acquia Cloud maintains three automatic backups that it creates and that you cannot delete, but you can also create your own on-demand backups. You can delete any unneeded backups using the Databases page. Learn more.
  • Delete or compress user-uploaded files You may have some very large videos or pictures, for example. You can delete them from within your Drupal website, or by accessing the file system on Acquia Cloud using SSH. For more information, see Accessing system files.
  • Reduce image file sizes You may have images that are much larger or much higher quality than you need for your website. You can replace them with images that are smaller, lower resolution, or flattened to remove data that isn’t needed for display.