Feature request: External deletion command
emoenke at gwdg.de
Thu Jun 7 09:23:08 GMT 2007
On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Melmi wrote:
> Eberhard wrote:
> > Filenames will stay original. rsync creates the true original directory
> > structure (as far as needed) below the backup-dir, so no need to change
> > filenames.
> I know. We misunderstood each other, I guess. Example:
> /home/mario/myfile.txt ist to be securely deleted. Using the "wipe"
> tool, not only the contents of the file are overwriten multiple times.
> The filename entry is also overwriten lots of times, so even the name of
> the file can not be recovered.
> But this file would still exist in the backup directory
> /backup/mario/myfile.txt. After the next rsync run, it would be moved to
> /backup/old_saved. As you said, it can be securely deleted there,
> including filename destruction. But the filename entry for
> /backup/mario/myfile.txt was only modified by the rsync move, and now
> there is no way of destroying it securely.
OK, I see it now.
You could force the re-use of the deleted directory entries by creating
a bunch of dummy files at the original directory and then wipe them out.
Eberhard Mönkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)
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