malarie at processia.com
Wed Aug 11 14:20:23 UTC 2010
I am reading about rdiff-backup. I am using it in a simple way,
(rdiff-backup $source $target) but I would like to make sure all those
incremental backups are not eating up all my space. So I want to put
into place the --remove-older-than option. I read about that option, but
im not sure I understand it completely.
This section assumes that rdiff-backup has been used in the past to back
up tohost.net::/remote-dir, but all commands would work locally too, if
the hostname were ommitted.
* This commands deletes all information concerning file versions
which have not been current for 2 weeks:
rdiff-backup --remove-older-than 2W host.net::/remote-dir
Note that an existing file which hasn't changed for a year will still be
preserved. But a file which was deleted 15 days ago cannot be restored
after this command is run.
As I understand the example, rdiff-backup --remove-older-than 2W
host.net::/remote-dir means I should run the normal backup command with
the option -remove-older-than 2W and by doing so, the 2 weeks+ files
in the target repo will be deleted? Or I have to run that command in
my target dir only?
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