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Re: Changing value of keep and then purging old generations


From: "Laurence Perkins (OE)" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:40:37 +0000

   On Thu, 2017-10-12 at 04:00 -0700,
   > On 12/10/17 08:51, Mats Lidell wrote:
   > >> Paul Waring writes:
   > >> Does forget usually take a long time to run? It's been going for
   > 24
   > >> hours now and has only managed 57/596 generations...
   > > 
   > > I have used the technique to use pretend to get the list of
   > generations to
   > > delete and then delete some of those explicitly. This way you get
   > some
   > > feedback of the progress and you can do ordinary backups in between
   > the
   > > cleaning of the generations you don't want to keep.
   > I wish I'd thought of that, I've now got a forget process running
   > which 
   > I can't cancel (locks everywhere) and I can't run backups.
   > If it doesn't finish soon I'll probably have to blow the whole thing 
   > away and start again from day 1.
   If everything is working correctly, interrupting the forget process and
   freeing the locks shouldn't damage the repository.  I make no promises
   though, so do run the fsck before you rely on the thing again and do
   verify your backups occasionally just to be sure.
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