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Accuracy of 'delete old backups' option - too accurate!
December 6, 2017
7:43 am
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January 7, 2015
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I like to keep the last 3 XCloner backups (grandfather, father, son principle) and therefore I have the 'delete old backups' option under the 'Cron' tab of the configuration settings set to 3.
However it appears to be quite a common event that the older 4th backup is a second or so 'younger' than 3 days so I get left with 4 backup files.
This causes me to receive a storage warning message from my ISP and potentially risks my next night's backup failing by running out of disk storage.

Is there any way that I can set XCloner to delete backups older than, say, 2 days, 23 hours and 58 seconds?
I appreciate that I could reduce the setting from 3 to 2 but then I would often only have 2 backups to fall back on!


January 2, 2018
10:27 am
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I may have resolved this myself!
I had assumed that the 'delete old backups' parameter should be an integer but I changed the setting from 3 to 2.9 and the process still appears to work and I am now only getting 3 versions of the daily backup.

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