Mailing List Archived Message #396

From: "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS-ISP] rotating old files with rsync
Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 10:10:58 -0400
To: eCS ISP Mailing List <>

On 05/25/22 07:39 am, Massimo S. wrote:
Hi all,

is there a way to rotate files older than 365 days (1 year) with rsync?

i've found this on the internet

find /home/nkumar/eur/ -type f -mtime +7 -printf %P\\0 | rsync --files-from=- --from0 /home/nkumar/eur/ /home/nkumar/chk/ --remove-sent-files

but i guess it will not work on eCS/AOS

Why not?

any idea?

at the moment i'm using a rexx that moves files older than 1year to a 2nd partition
but when this server will be moved inside a VM i can't use anymore this procedure
since i don't want the VM size to grow too much

what i'd need is to use rsync from another server (on bare metal) that moves older
than 1 year files to a removable drive

If you run the above from sh (assuming sh is symlinked or otherwise pointed to dash), I don't see a particular reason why the above wouldn't work, or the suggestion here:

Our findutils find supports mtime, so unless there is a specific error being returned on the command line (for rsync, try the dry-run option to test), I don't see what would not work.

Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA, CLP, CLE, CWTS, EA
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