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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts

From: AJ Weber
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:22:48 -0500

Yup. That answers the question. I didn't look that deep into the description. A little "RTFM" on me. Sorry.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Premysl Hruby" <address@hidden>
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Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Archive Dir and Hosts

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
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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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