[Dirvish] Expire Rules

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Thu Dec 1 08:50:08 UTC 2005

On Wed 30 Nov 2005, Zachary Fortna wrote:

> I am starting to run out of room on my dirvish volume and I'm wondering
> what the easiest way of cleaning it up is.  Can I just rm -rf the older
> directories or will that cause problems.  Optimally, I'd like to just
> change the expire date on the older backups and let dirvish-expire clean
> it up for me, but I'm not sure if that is worth the effort or even
> possible.  What is the easiest/safest way to get this cleaned up.  I

I just remove the image directory; that's basically the same thing
that dirvish-expire does. Just don't remove the last valid image
(dirvish-expire checks for that :-)

Keep in mind that if you remove an image which doesn't have many
unique files, you'll hardly free up any space.

> assume changing the expire time in my master.conf will only change new
> backups, correct?

Note also that changing the times in the default.hist file won't
influence what dirvish-expire does; that looks in the summary file to
see what the expiry date is.

Paul Slootman

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