Are google drive download actions saved to my n8n server?

I have a work flow that resizes images in a google drive. To do that I need to download the image using the google drive download option, then I use the edit image n8n node to edit the size, and the upload the image back to my google drive.

I am assuming the downloaded image is being saved to the VPS my n8n instance is on. I am worried that these downloads are taking up space on my server? Are they or they auto deleted when the image is re-uploaded?

If they are being saved, How can I delete them? I have a docker install on Linux VPS.

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Hi @Robm,

when you say n8n server you are referring to your self-hosted server using docker, correct?

By default, the data is kept in memory and pruned regularly.
You can however change this to be stored locally to give you a bit more control.

Use the N8N_DEFAULT_BINARY_DATA_MODE environment variable for this.

Hope this helps! :raised_hands:

Great thanks,

Yes a self hosted version.

I will double check my enviro variables as it’s been a while since I checked those out.

Appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.

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