Trouble backing up some sites...

I am trying to backup some websites via my server control panel. After a website is backed up, I receive a notification saying that it was successful. For some reason, some websites backed up fine while others did not. I get the following…

Backup Type: full
Status: unsuccessfully completed

This it to notify you of the status of your domain backup.


I checked the /tmp directory and it looks good. Some large websites have no problem while specific other sites give me that notification about.

What is happening and how do I fix it?


Hi Bummer,

Just replying for posterity - that is unusual and you should probably open a support ticket if you haven’t. A cause of that might be that there isn’t enough free space on the partition which contains /tmp/ to gzip compress that file (it’s just a tar file) which would cause gzip to fail.


Hey IWorx-Dan,

Thanks, I’ll take a look and get back to you on this tomorrow!