rolling backup

Alexander Moisseev moiseev at
Mon Jan 25 11:46:29 UTC 2016

On 25.01.16 14:05, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Deleting 'all but the last N' is a good strategy with backups.  Suppose
> for whatever reason, backup fails for N nights in a row.  If you just
> deleted backup files that were over N days old, you'ld be left without
> any backups at all after a certain time.  However, keeping a certain
> number of files means that you still have some backups available, albeit
> older than would be ideal.
An exponential expiry strategy can solve that problem.
There is no support for backups stored locally as files yet, but it is not complicated to add.


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