mainstoreBackup - Support: sr #108613, Delete from Backup


sr #108613: Delete from Backup

Submitter:  Jonas <sanoj>
Submitted:  Fri 11 Jul 2014 10:15:14 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Sat 12 Jul 2014 08:19:13 AM UTC, comment #1: 


it's not build in storeBackup at the moment (version 3.5) and probably will not be implemented in the next version because of other focus.

If you delete files, real directories (which existed in the sourceDir also) or block file based directories, you will get an error message in storeBackupCheckBackup because they are in the .md5CheckSums file (meta data) but do not exist any more in the file system. If you correct the .md5CheckSums file (= delete those entries), everything is fine again.
If you first delete those files, you can use option --wrongFileTables of storeBackupCheckBackup to get a list of those files / directories. You can use that list to delete the corresponding entries in .md5CheckSums (with a script).

If you write some scripts for that (you'll have to correct some paths / names of meta data files to be able to use your scripts in the next version, because meta data files will be changed to support different check sums (not only 'outdated' md5).

Hope this was understandable,

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Fri 11 Jul 2014 10:15:14 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi again,

is there the possibility to delete certain files/folder recursively from all backups or from certain backups. I know that I can just delete them by using rm -R or something like this but in this case StoreBackupCheckBackup will probably consider these files as missing. How can I "tell" storebackup that these files are intentionally missing?

Jonas <sanoj>


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