I recently saw my daily backup grow. Investigating, I found this:
❯ du -sh .config/JetBrains/ 1,7G .config/JetBrains/ ~ ❯ du -sh .config/JetBrains/*/sonarlint/plugins 133M .config/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2020.3/sonarlint/plugins 453M .config/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2021.1/sonarlint/plugins 481M .config/JetBrains/IntelliJIdea2021.2/sonarlint/plugins 207M .config/JetBrains/PyCharm2021.1/sonarlint/plugins 234M .config/JetBrains/PyCharm2021.2/sonarlint/plugins
As you can see, a config folder of 1.7GB – which is, bluntly speaking, outrageous – is mostly attributed to SonarLint plugins.
Please store plugins in a cache folder.