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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts

From: Premysl Hruby
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:06:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On (17/01/10 11:56), AJ Weber wrote:
> Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:56:43 -0500
> From: AJ Weber <address@hidden>
> To: Discussion of the backup program duplicity <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843
> List-Id: Discussion of the backup program duplicity
>  <duplicity-talk.nongnu.org>
> It is my (admittedly vague) understanding that in my archive-dir (
> $HOME/.cache ) for me, there are copies of signature files and
> information for the Duplicity backups.  Further, there seem to be
> some (if not all) that are host-specific.
> That is, while I was testing, I used the IP Address as my target,
> backup-server.  Then I used a host-name.  When I switched between
> the two, duplicity seems to have had a much longer run and was
> refreshing its local cache or something like that.
> So I have a few questions about this:
> 1) Is my understanding correct?  Is duplicity storing backup
> information in host-specific sub-directories and now I will have
> directories that will never be referenced again, because I switched
> to using a different URL (for the exact same target host)?
> IIF my understanding is correct in #1:
> 2) Can we find a better way to identify hosts so that we don't
> duplicate these cache files just because the name or url changed for
> the exact same host???
> 3) Is there a supported (or unsupported, but safe) way to clean-up
> the directories that pertain to the hostnames I'll never refer to
> again in the URLs, but actually DO contain my backups?  Or maybe I
> can rename them so they match my latest hostname/URL?

Look at --name for solution, and also for description why & how you
end-up with two copies of signature & manifest files.


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