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"Copy until full" tool
- From: Andrea Venturoli <ml at netfence dot it>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:57:51 +0100
- Subject: "Copy until full" tool
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I've got a 2TB backup HD which is filled with several copies (at
different times) of the same data; in other words, I could have the
Now I periodically need to copy this HD to another one, which is, alas,
So I'd like to only transfer the most recent copies, either until the
disk is full or by specifying a number of "copies" to keep. Of course
the older ones should be deleted.
Think rsync (which I've been using extensibly), but with a size barrier.
I could try and write my custom script, but I'd hate to reinvent the wheel.
Does such a tool already exist in Cygwin?
Failing that, somewhere else?
Bonus for retrieving the original data via FTP, but that's not required.
bye & Thanks
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