Which folders are safe to exclude from backup?


I’m trying to create a backup using the new backup module in IPS 6.4. The backup is quite large, is it possible to exclude the log (or other) folder? In other words, what are the essential folders? And how should I label the log folder? A browse/select option would be nice!

Hi Dennis,

on which platform are you? Normally you do not need to add any special filters - only if you are really sure that you don’t need any extra files you added manually.


IPS is installed on Ubuntu 22.04. The log folder is about 12,4 GB out of 12,6 GB.

You can delete this folder from your Ubuntu server. You probably migrated from windows and didn’t delete it. It’s not required.


I indeed migrated from Windows to Ubuntu sometime last year. Thanks!