What does sbackup do when destination is full

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balachmar
2009-03-23
2013-02-05
  • balachmar
    balachmar
    2009-03-23

    What does sbackup do when destination is full?
    - Just stop making backups?
    - Delete oldest full backup if there are other backups?

    I would really like to know this, since my backup drive is nearing its fullness :)

     
    • My experience is that it doesn't do anything - it just chugs away, doing nothing, no error message. :( This was the main reason for my change to another program.

       
      • Steve McAtee
        Steve McAtee
        2009-03-24

        What software package did you switch to?

         
        • Grsync, which is rsync with a graphical interface.

           
    • balachmar
      balachmar
      2009-03-26

      OK, that is too bad...
      Then I will try both back in time and flyback.
      Heard some good stories about both.

       
    • Tim Black
      Tim Black
      2009-09-04

      I wish it would check the remaining space, and delete old backups to make enough space for the new backups it's making.  Is there any easy way to make it work that way?  I could hack the Python using this http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2009-January/066147.html or just os.system('df'), but would also have to figure out the right (sbackup's) way to delete older backups.