What does sbackup do when destination is full

  • 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 :)

    • freesitebuilder

      freesitebuilder - 2009-03-24

      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?

        • freesitebuilder

          freesitebuilder - 2009-03-24

          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.


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