Is it safe to delete original images from backup?

The backups are stored in your server in wp-content/uploads/backup folder.

In some cases, it can take a lot of your disk space.

Generally speaking, it is safe to delete these images. However, there are few important things to have in mind:

  • You would not be able to restore optimized images to original
  • You would not be able to compress images to another compression level
  • You would not be able to generate Next-Gen version without original image in the backup folder

It is highly recommended to download these original images before deleting them and keep them on safe location.

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