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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Why do I have a 19GB ~/.cache/duplicity folder?

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Why do I have a 19GB ~/.cache/duplicity folder?
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 09:10:20 -0600
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Michael Terry wrote:
> On 6 March 2010 06:54, Kenneth Loafman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The extra-cleanup may have worked, but cleanup by itself should have
>> removed any old sigtars that were not associated with a current backup.
> I think I wrote the patch that stopped us doing that automatically
> unless --extra-clean was given.  The reason was, without old sigtars,
> we can't list files in non-current backups.  If we can do that without
> sigtars, then great.  But some way of listing old files will be
> important to Deja Dup (and I think ede was interested too for duply).
> Although, in those cases, it would also be nice not to take up so much
> space.  Sigtars must be holding more than just file lists, eh?  Can we
> 'strip' them or something when they become non-current?

Sigtar files contain the signatures for the backups and they can be
quite large if your backup is large.  They should not be needed for
listing old content.  Maybe we need to rethink the listing mechanism.
All the data for listing should be available in the difftar files.


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