Thank God for backups!

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Sat Apr 22 13:18:57 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I can help you setup a cron job to delete backups older than x-days. But 
> first let's figure out what backup strategy makes sense for you.

I just wrote a script to do this (attached). There is only one 
configuration line. If you want (for example) to delete backups older 
than 15 days, set the $age variable to 15. Every time you run the script 
(as root) it will delete all the backups older than 15 days.

So, here is a possible backup strategy for you:

* Full backups on Sunday.
* Incremental backups every day.
* Run this script every day (with $age=15).

With this setup, you'll always have a full backup that is at least 7 
days old (expectd value, 10 days). So you'll always be able to recover 
at least the past week's worth of work.

Note: I RECOMMEND $age=15 because that gives you at least a week of backups.

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?
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