Delete Backup Catalog?

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(fpausp) #1

I would like to know, howto delete the backup-catalog, because I do not use RDX anymore… ?


(Markus Neuberger) #2

Did you mean deleting old backups?

duplicity remove-older-than

http://duplicity.nongnu.org/duplicity.1.html


(fpausp) #3

I used RDX via USB, but now I use FreeNAS (NFS), to backup my files.
The restore files dialog, of course, shows me the RDX-Backup dates.

Now I would like to delete the catalog, who is pointing to the RDX Backups…
I hope, you can understand my english :grin:


(Markus Neuberger) #4

Haha, sometimes I can’t even understand my own English.

I thought removing the backups clears the catalog so you may remove all backups older than the day you changed to NFS.


(fpausp) #5

Tried this:

[root@neth1 neth1]# duplicity remove-older-than 15D --force file:///mnt/backup/neth1/
Local and Remote metadata are synchronized, no sync needed.
Warning, found incomplete backup sets, probably left from aborted session
Last full backup date: none
No old backup sets found, nothing deleted.

The old entries are still there:


(Markus Neuberger) #6

I deleted the backup catalog by deleting the duc-*.xml (not duc.xml and duc.db) files in /var/cache/restore. Don’t delete the latest full backup xml or just make a new full backup after deleting.


(fpausp) #7

Good morning, yes, that did the trick… Thanks a lot, Markus ! - :slight_smile: