storeBackupDel.pl deletes old backups according to the rules you defined. These rules (keep) are described as options of storeBackup.pl. You should configure storeBackup.pl with a configuration file and read this configuration file with storeBackupDel.pl if you want to delete old backups asynchronously from the backup itself (see also Example 6, section 9.7).
$prog [-f configFile] [--print] [-b backupDirectory] [-S series] [--doNotDelete] [--deleteNotFinishedDirs] [-L lockFile] [--keepAll timePeriod] [--keepWeekday entry] [--keepFirstOfYear] [--keepLastOfYear] [--keepFirstOfMonth] [--keepLastOfMonth] [--keepFirstOfWeek] [--keepLastOfWeek] [--keepDuplicate] [--keepMinNumber] [--keepMaxNumber] [-l logFile [--plusLogStdout] [--suppressTime] [-m maxFilelen] [[-n noOfOldFiles] | [--saveLogs] [--compressWith compressprog]]
You have to set at least two options: --backupDir and --series. It doesn't matter if you set them on the command line, in the configuration file or mixed.
First the options which can be used only on command line. There is always a long option (like --configFile) and sometimes also a shortcut (-f).
You can easily overwrite the options saved in the configuration file (especially
changing backupDir and unsetting doNotDelete) on the command line. See
also configuration file
and command line.
The following options are identical to the ones in storeBackup.pl:
Heinz-Josef Claes 2014-04-20