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# 1  
Old 05-06-2014
Script to remove backup files


I want to remove my backup files keeping last 30 days.
Now i am doing it manually.
Does anyone have a script to automate this process?

Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 05-06-2014
find . -type f -mtime +30 -exec rm {} +

# 3  
Old 05-06-2014

Do nit run that command - it will delete ALL files not modified for 30 days.b - Although the command is wrong correcting it would be a disaster.


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# 4  
Old 05-06-2014
Are these simple files, or managed files, such as RMAN backup files?

If they are managed, then you would be safest using the supplied commands to clear these up. Software like RMAN will object if you just remove files it thinks it's in control of.

# 5  
Old 05-06-2014
Thank you

They backup/restore format files
# 6  
Old 05-07-2014
Originally Posted by Makarand Dodmis
find . -type f -mtime +30 -exec rm {} +

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Mod Comment Dear Makarand Dodmis,

this is not the first time i see you give advice which is dangerous at best and desastrous at worst. It is also not the first time you have been told to think through more thoroughly the consequences of your prospective "solutions". The problem is not that a solution is incomplete and/or only a sketch thereof. It is the lack of you stating where exactly the thread-O/P has to double-check, complete and/or correct your proposed solution, which is invalidating (and as the upshot making counterproductive) what you write.

As a systems administrator it should be the most important part of your work ethics to think through thoroughly what you do BEFORE YOU DO IT! "Oops" is said by us only in jokes, a responsible sysadmin never has to say that at all.

Think about that and use the same amount of consideration and double-checking you hopefully exert at work here, when you post, too. Whoever is coming for help here doesn't know better and it is our duty to prevent them from doing something harmful even more than to give advice.

Please, before you say something you are not prepared to do on your own most important system - better say nothing at all. As much as i appreciate seeing the board attracting experts i will have to act as a moderator to prevent damage done to people coming here to get helped. Continue doing like you do now and i have no other option than to ban you.

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