Opened 9 years ago

#62 new defect

Backups of deleted files may be removed very quickly by housekeeping

Reported by: chris Owned by: ben
Priority: major Milestone: 0.12
Component: bbackupd Version: 0.11rc2
Keywords: backup deletion archive snapshot housekeeping Cc:


When the volume of data stored rises over the soft limit set by the administrator, housekeeping starts removing old data to bring it back down.

Current data will not be considered for removal, but old versions of files, and deleted files, will.

Several people have complained that when old files are deleted from the client, they are removed very quickly by housekeeping. This is believed to be because the date of deletion is not stored, only the last modification date, and in some cases this is quite far in the past, making these files preferred candidates for deletion.

We aim to fix this by implementing complete-state snapshots, which will give you total control over how much history you maintain, but this is a major task.

In the mean time we advise all users to have alternative backup arrangements for unchanging (archived) files, to protect them in case of deletion.

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