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[rdiff-backup-users] Re: What happens if you add a --exclude to an exist
[rdiff-backup-users] Re: What happens if you add a --exclude to an existing rdiff-backup?
Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:31:44 +0000
On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 02:38:45PM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> When the files are deleted, they are copied to the increments folder and
> kept till they are removed by --remove-older-than.
That makes sense, thank you.
> Chris G <address@hidden> wrote:
> > If you delete files/directories from the 'source' of an rdiff-backup
> > will they get removed from the destination with an appropriate
> > "--remove-older-than" run?
> > For example if rdiff-backup has been backing up a hierarchy with a
> > directory called 'tmp' for a while and then the 'tmp' directory is
> > removed can one get rdiff-backup to remove the 'tmp' backups 7 days
> > later by "--remove-older-than 7D".
> > From the man page it sounds as if deleted files *will* be removed:-
> > Note that snapshots of deleted files are covered by this
> > opera-
> > tion. Thus if you deleted a file two weeks ago, backed up
> > imme-
> > diately afterwards, and then ran rdiff-backup with
> > --remove-
> > older-than 10D today, no trace of that file would
> > remain.
> > Finally, file selection options such as --include and
> > --exclude
> > don't affect --remove-older-than.
> > But this bit from the examples section of the documentation worries me
> > slightly:-
> > 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.
> > --
> > Chris Green
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> How do
> you spend it?
> John Covici
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