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[Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #34650] --prune-to-size instead of --remove-old

From: Paul
Subject: [Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #34650] --prune-to-size instead of --remove-older-than
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:31:55 +0000
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                 Summary: --prune-to-size instead of --remove-older-than
                 Project: rdiff-backup
            Submitted by: bobpaul
            Submitted on: Tue 25 Oct 2011 06:31:54 PM GMT
                Category: None
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



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

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.


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