Backups are not getting created automatically


I’ve noticed that backups are not getting created automatically (self-hosted version) even though number of backups is set to 3. I would expect the backups to be automatically created every 6 hours and be available on the Download Backups page but this isn’t happening

Is there some additional setting to make this work?


If you are using Linux as the base OS, you need to set up a cron job.

Search & ye shall find the answer for that.

Hope this helps.



Hi @JayRam

Thanks a lot for your quick response. I’ll look into that. Is there any reason why this isn’t set by default?.. Just wondering

Kind regards,

This may or may not be linked to the following issue: Number of backups value not used · Issue #10052 · frappe/erpnext · GitHub.

It probably isn’t, but just noting it here in case it is.


Yes it is the same issue.

I’ve set up a number of backups up to 15 1 week ago, but it doesn’t go beyond 5 anyway. Someone knows what else is left to set.