Backup File seems to be growing while failing, plenty of available disk space

• 10:16:26 PM : Compressing “C:\MySQLBackups” folder with Internal archiver. Encryption: “Off”.
• 11:29:22 AM : ERROR: Failed to backup “MySQLBackups” folder in “C:\MySQLBackups”. Xceed archiver error. > An unexpected internal failure occurred in the FileSystem component, or one of its descendants. Type: Xceed.Zip.ZipArchive FullName: \ > There is not enough space on the disk.

Hi Matthew_Rainoff,

We have checked the issue and it seems you haven’t enough free space to store your backups on your temporary folder. SQLBackupAndFTP works in the following way:

  1. Creates a backup file into a temporary folder
  2. Compresses the backup file into the temporary folder
  3. Removes the backup file after the compression
  4. Sends the compressed backup file to the selected destination places
  5. Removes the compressed backup file from the temporary folder

It means that you have to have enough free space to store your backup files and your compressed backup files at the same time.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Thank you!