Hey everyone – I was just wondering if there is a way to remove snapshots older than a certain timestamp from a repository. And prune the unreferenced data. Basically
restic forget --prune but for all snapshots older than, say, 12 months.
Is there a clever use of existing policy flags (
--keep-*) that can accomplish this? I don’t need to limit how many snapshots remain, I just want to get rid of all the old ones and prune the data that only the old, removed snapshots referenced.
My use case is keeping deleted files in the backup for a certain timeframe, before they are removed by a script that runs
restic forget --prune regularly. If this isn’t currently supported, I will submit a PR for it. (It doesn’t seem like a great fit for
restic.ExpirePolicy though, which limits the number of remaining snapshots.)
(Edit: This wasn’t hard to implement, so I made a PR: https://github.com/restic/restic/pull/1735 – but if this was already possible, just let me know!)