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Delete Old Backups from FTP?
October 12, 2016
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Justin Klein
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I'd like to run my backups to a remote sftp server, and to have rolling versions (i.e. keep backups from the past 30 days, then delete). I see that there's a "Delete Old Backups" option, but would that work remotely, or only locally? If only locally, is there a similar option to delete backups older than xxx days from ftp?

Thanks!

November 16, 2016
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Justin Klein said
I'd like to run my backups to a remote sftp server, and to have rolling versions (i.e. keep backups from the past 30 days, then delete). I see that there's a "Delete Old Backups" option, but would that work remotely, or only locally? If only locally, is there a similar option to delete backups older than xxx days from ftp?

Thanks!  

Apparently, this is not possible - I discussed the same thing with Ovidiu, the software author. None of the remote backup destination options can have files deleted by Xcloner, and a separate script of some sort would be required to automatically cull old files there, that needs to be run by that destination server (no specific details or suggestions given). Possibly there is a permissions/security or liability issue if Xcloner itself was able to delete files in remote locations?

He indicated that Amazon at least have their own old file deletion function built in. Not sure about DropBox etc

I am running a NAS devce that I have set up as my remote FTP server - which I think can also be set up to run Cron jobs to achieve this old file culling outcome. Will need to look further into it

December 6, 2016
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the reply...I ended up going with Akeeba Backup instead, which has this functionality built in.

Cheers

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