gregb at frii.com
Fri Sep 27 07:28:00 EST 2002
I didn't see this in the wishlist, but using rsync for backups as I'm
starting to do now, there's a feature that would be really cool. I
don't see it in the man page or in any of the docs online.
Basically, I'd like to see an option to modify --delete that deletes
only destination files that have been missing for over Y days. For
backups, this provides a time window on the receiving directory where
you can retrieve them before they're consigned to oblivion.
So basically it would work
src:/foo/bar/X -> dest:/foo/bar/X
Then src:/foo/bar/X gets deleted. In normal --delete mode, the next
time rsync runs, dest:/foo/bar/X gets deleted, too. What I'd like to do
is delay that deletion until src:/foo/bar/X has been gone for Y days.
Maybe this has been visited before, as I can't think of a good way,
other than for rsync to keep an outside DB of what date each file was
last backed up on (as with the -a option, the timestamps don't indicate
this, they're set to the source timestamp, which is what I want....). I
don't know if any of the 'stat' info on the destination file (like the
change timestamp - modification definitely wouldn't work....) would be
Greg Baumgartel <gregb at frii.com>
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