Manage backup archive files
Manage files in directories in a backup root directory. It will ensure the total size of all the files in the directories are less than a maximum size, but will always keep the minimum number of files. Once the total size is ensured, it will then delete files until the maximum number of files exist.
The assumption is that some other process, such as a backup script, is generating "archives" in a directory or directories.
archive-manager will help to manage those files to ensure that there is always room for the most recent backup file.
- This will probably only run on Linux
Future releases will include installation via pip and RPM.
virtualenv archive-manager-venv . archive-manager-venv/bin/activate pip install archive-manager
Now that it's installed, the
archive-manager command should be available.
$ which archive-manager <venv>/bin/archive-manager
archive-manager looks for its config file in
/etc/archive-manager/config.yml. It does not require any options to run, and can simply be executed by
$ archive-manager --help Usage: archive-manager [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Manage size and number of files in a set of directories Options: -c, --config TEXT Config file location -v, --verbose Set to verbose mode --help Show this message and exit.
There is an example configuration file in this repository. All of the options in the example file are required.
mkdir /etc/archive-manager cp config.yaml.example /etc/archive-manager/config.yml vi /etc/archive-manager/config.yml #edit file to suit requirements
make test will run the available unit tests.
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