There was always the day (ftp thread) that files could be deleted because of the hdd size limitation, we all knew that. So i decided to make a copy so not to miss any that did get deleted. Now thw ftp has a bigger hdd i suppose that threat is now gone. btw it isn't a crime, its each users choice to choose what they want or not, even if it means the whole lot.
btw The idea for uploads folder i have seen elsewhere is a bad one. But what can you do when so called illegal files get upload because uploader doesn't know otherwise. The person who is designated to manage the upload folder will no doubt will keep those so called illegal files, and download them. Do designate a new destination for them. Please them pleasurable, not UG then they'll never be lost.
The end of our ftp as we know it is a coming soon, maybe.