[Box Backup] Unclogging data store
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 18:54:38 -0800
On 11/21/05 6:44 PM, Waldemar Augustyn wrote:
> This must have happened millions of time. My data store became full
> very quickly because I forgot to exclude media files from backup such
> as mpeg, avi, etc. I thought that was no problem. I just added the
> exlcusion and SIGHUP'ed the client. Unfortunately, the data store
> seems to think these files are supposed to remain there and does not
> delete them.
It will, though, when the space is needed for newer files. Cleanup of
the backup store does not happen until the space is needed, AFAIK. I
don't use a lot of regexes, though, so I can't say with 100% certainty.
> How do I purge them short of actually deleting them on my computers
> and waiting for data store to sync up? Thanks.
If you are hell-bent on getting rid of the files right away, I would
clear out the store on the server, and restart the backups. That will
stop the files from backing up the next time, and they won't be backed
up on the server. That also means that you don't have to delete any
files on the client machine.
What you're proposing won't work, because the deleted files on the
client will be retained on the server, as a precaution. That's one of
the features of Box: you can recover deleted files; even files you
deleted a while back. This is of course subject to the files not bing
purged as a part of making space for new files.
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