[Dirvish] dirvish-expire does not delete expired images

Eric Mountain em-dirvish-1 at nerim.net
Thu Sep 29 13:05:34 PDT 2005


On Thursday 29 Sep 2005 17:33, Paul Slootman spake thus:
> On Thu 29 Sep 2005, Antonio Cardoso Martins wrote:
> > Even if there are no good images in the vault, dirvish-expire should
> > delete expired images, as they are really expired, right?
>
> No, I agree with the current behaviour.
> For example, one of the systems being backed up crashes. It takes a week
> to get a replacement disk. The expire is set for one week. I would be
> disappointed if the last known good backup would be expired.

Furthermore, if Dirvish did expire the last good image, you would need to 
(manually) do a "dirvish --init" before the next backup would work.

Cheers.
-- 
Eric Mountain


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