[Box Backup] Purge based on age?

W. Chris Shank boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:14:09 -0400 (EDT)

Here is an instance of what I'm talking about. This account has a 41G soft limit and 46G hard limit.  I got an email last night that they were out of space.

There is a single log entry on the client about this:
#Jun 16 21:57:05 localhost bbackupd[19475]: Exceeded storage limits on server -- not uploading changes to files

But then at the next upload interval - this is the log entry:
#Jun 16 22:39:59 localhost bbackupd[19475]: Finished scan of local files
#Jun 16 22:39:59 localhost bbackupd[19475]: File statistics: total file size uploaded 169350835, bytes already on server 1783611, encoded size 99172204

So, did the server clean up some space before the next interval? Did the changes from the failed interval get uploaded on the following successful upload? Do I need to increase space or will the 25G of old files work their way out naturally?

Here is the server output:
# bbstoreaccounts info ca114
                  Account ID: 000ca114
              Last object ID: 192469
                 Blocks used: 41886028 (40904.32Mb)
    Blocks used by old files: 25909364 (25302.11Mb)
Blocks used by deleted files: 2154215 (2103.73Mb)
  Blocks used by directories: 28906 (28.23Mb)
            Block soft limit: 41943040 (40960.00Mb)
            Block hard limit: 46137344 (45056.00Mb)
         Client store marker: 1150215713000000

Here is the client side view:
          Used    40904.3Mb  90% ************************************
     Old files    25302.1Mb  56% **********************
 Deleted files     2103.7Mb   4% *
   Directories       28.2Mb   0%
    Soft limit    40960.0Mb  90% ************************************
    Hard limit    45056.0Mb 100% ****************************************

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Per Thomsen <pthomsen@reedtz.com> 
To: boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk 
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 4:50:07 PM GMT-0500 
Subject: Re: [Box Backup] Purge based on age? 

On 6/16/06 1:44 PM, W. Chris Shank wrote: 
> Is it possible to purge old archive data from a box archive that is older than a specified date? 
Not presently. 
> I guess specifically, what I want to do is force out the oldest versions of files to make extra room in the archive. I've found that once the backup limit is reached, the oldest data is not being removed. Or at least I think so. Is there any way to ensure that old stuff is purged? 
What you are looking for is how Box is designed. It will remove the 
oldest versions (or deleted files) first, when housekeeping. If you have 
examples of the oldest files (versions or deleted ones) not being purged 
first, please send the details to the list, and we'll take a look at it. 


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