[Box Backup] Manually deleting files

Oli boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:14:17 +0000

Hey Matt!

> Not sure if this would work, but you could try reducing the hard and
> soft limits and then run a bbackupctl -q sync (as I think you are using
> it in snapshot mode)
> This I would of thought would make the store think its full and do some
> maintenance to remove the old or deleted files ....

Unfortunately the store has no old or 'deleted' files to delete, it's
all 'current' :-(

If I could convince it to do a backup run, it would probably mark as
deleted a few.

> Just out of interest if you run a bbackupquery usage what is it
> reporting as used/old/deleted etc.

100% all the way...

> *NB* Personally untested, untried and someone else may have a better
> solution.

:-)  Thanks anyway dude!!

Actually, that is helpful... you've given me a way to mark some bits as
deleted immediately once I've increased the store size without waiting
interfering with a full backup run, then I can shrink it again to force
the deletion of the old bits.

I'd still quite like to be able to just zap the odd file/dir that I know
doesn't need to be there any more (ie, I just excluded it on the client)


> Regards
> Matt Brown
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