Walt Mankowski on 24 Jul 2012 14:10:53 -0700

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[PLUG] Backup drive filling up

Since we're on the topic on backups, my solution has been to run
rdiff-backup to an external USB drive.  (Along with key things like my
dissertation in git repositories offsite.)  It's a 500 GB drive
formatted as ext4.  After 2 1/2 years of (nearly) daily incremental
backups I noticed today that I'm at 89% of capacity.  I've read online
that ext* is happiest with at least 10% free space.  On the other
hand, there's still 53GB free, which seems like plenty of breathing

So, should I start deleting old backups, or can I hold off for a while


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