I should have been clearer in my explanation.  This isn't a user feature in 4.0.0 that allows users to delete any backup.

What I was trying to say was that 4.0.0 includes the ability to delete any backup, while maintaining the consistency of the reverse deltas.  That simplifies the deletion logic.  In contrast, 3.x doesn't allow a backup to be deleted that others depend on for the deltas.   It's not a user-level feature though.


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Ghislain <> wrote:

this is great news to see v4 in the radar, we love this wonderfull piece of software and seing a new version is exciting :)

I saw : Any backup can be deleted (deltas are merged into next older backup if it is not filled).

in the changelogs. Can this possibility be turned off or restricted on a user/host/general basis in the web Gui ?

One of the thing i love with backuppc is that even an hacked account cannot be wiped out, limiting the famous  "fired employee that logs and wipe all including backup" one minute before leaving problem :)

we encountered the issue once and the fact that backuppc was read only saved the day.