bugrdiff-backup - Bugs: bug #34650, --prune-to-size instead of...


bug #34650: --prune-to-size instead of --remove-older-than

Submitted by:  Paul <bobpaul>
Submitted on:  Tue 25 Oct 2011 06:31:54 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  Duplicate
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 24 Feb 2020 10:41:49 AM UTC, comment #1: 
Eric L. <ericzolf>
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Tue 25 Oct 2011 06:31:54 PM UTC, original submission:  

Sometimes the duration of the backup is less important than ensuring that the backup will fit on the storage device. Generally, I like to run my backups and then prune the oldest incremental until the backup is perhaps 80% of my disk space. This allows me to maintain the longest backup history possible while minimizing the possibility I'll run out of space the next time a backup is started.

A "--prune-to-size" option could accept human readable sizes (like du -h provides) and ensure the backup remove all increments that put the backup over that size threshold.

Paul <bobpaul>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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