[Dirvish] How to keep monthly backups
dirvish at rain4us.net
Mon Jan 25 15:25:04 UTC 2010
Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Mon 25 Jan 2010, Richard wrote:
>> *How would one retain monthly backups from the LAST day of each month? Not all months have 31 days.
> # MIN HR DOM MON DOW STRFTIME_FMT
> * * 31 * * +1 year
> * * 30 4,6,9,11 * +1 year
> * * 28 2 * +1 year
> Ignoring leap years for simplicity :-)
That is brilliant! Thanks!
>> *How exactly does one specify the FIRST Sunday of each month? Is it:
>> <snip the 'not it' example>
> No, it's:
> * * 1-7 * 1 +1 year
OH, I get it no. (where Day of Month - 1-7 AND Day of Week =
>> *In 'man dirvish.conf' the example for expire-rule contained this statement: "...the remaining nightlies are kept for 5 weeks." I was unable to find that in the example provided in my man page (which I suppose I should paste here.)
>> <snip the incomplete paste>
> The "5 weeks" rule is the:
> expire-default: +5 weeks
> line, which you omitted from your paste :-)
Oh! right! expire-default !! /facepalm I was so wrapped up in the
forest of expire-rule I didn't see the trees!
Does this mean I get disqualified for the pink pony? I'll wait for Dave
to weigh in on that.
Oh. and just a quick re-iteration of an important point. These rules
won't expire your backups. They only flag them for dirvish-expire.
You still have to run dirvish-expire.
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