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Re: backup server running out of space


On Mon Oct 03, 2016 at 18:22:57 +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 06:13:30PM +0200, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > Debian's resources are not infinite.  Please `touch .nobackup` in a
> > directory containining unimportant / trivial to regenerate content. The
> > backup software will exclude from back up the files and subdirectories
> > of any directory containing such a file.
> Hello,
> Thanks for your DSA work, I'm very grateful and I'd like to help with
> reducing backup pressure as much as I can.
> I'd like to have a look at what I have scattered around and see where to
> add .nobackup files, and I have no idea where I might have data that is
> being backed up.
> Would it be possible to generate a report of where is (and how much is)
> stuff that I own in all bits of filesystem that are being backed up?

I agree that generating such a list for users would be useful, but for
the moment, it can't be done simple. While all the files that are in the
backup could be queried by a (non-public) database, this database would
also contain files in security-master.debian.org:/srv/security-

For the beginning, looking into your home directories on
paradis.debian.org and master.debian.org would be a good start.


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