DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6061] [FMR]: Add an option to only delete files once they expire

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Thu Jan 22 14:47:40 GMT 2009

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Comment #1 from matt at  2009-01-22 08:47 CST -------
This approach to keeping old versions of files around is not very general: it
handles only deletions, and then only if the file happened to be modified in
the 30 days before the deletion (as you noted).  I don't think support for this
will be added to rsync.

The recommended approach is to maintain a rotating series of hard-linked
backups using --link-dest.  There are several programs that will do this for
you, such as rsnapshot.

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