Is there a parameter in rsync to clean $BACKUPDIR before writing to it (--backup-dir=$BACKUPDIR)?
jupiter.hce at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:11:48 UTC 2016
Thank you very much for the response. Actually, I don't think I need to
clean the backup dir defined in --backup-dir=<backup dir>, when the
contents has already been deleted in the destination (no exist), it will
delete from the backup dir as well in next cycle, correct?
On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Kevin Korb <kmk at sanitarium.net> wrote:
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> Obviously you can ssh an rm -rf. Alternatively, if you are in a
> restricted environment where you are only allowed to use rsync you can
> rsync --delete an empty directory to it.
> On 02/03/2016 08:33 PM, jupiter wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am runing rsync --backup --backup-dir=$BACKUPDIR where the
> > BACKUPDIR=$(date +%d) to recycle the $BACKUPDIR in a month. But
> > rsync does not clean the $BACKUPDIR before writing to it in
> > cycling.
> > I guess you have to clean it manually before the rsync can write to
> > it. As my $BACKUPDIR is in remote machine, do you have to run ssh
> > to delete it first before calling rsync in a script? Or if there is
> > better parameter in rsync to automatically delete the old
> > $BACKUPDIR, and create a new one?
> > Thank you.
> > - j
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