[linux-lvm] Doc or definition of max_archives setting for lvm.conf?
eheman at funsoft.com
Tue Feb 11 16:00:43 UTC 2014
There is an example syntax reference to a variable named "max_archives" in the man
page for lvm.conf, but it does not provide a definition for the variable. The actual
lvm.conf on my distribution contains no references or comments to enlighten me on the
specifics for max_archives. While the variable name certainly gives me the clue that
it is likely that not more than that many archive files would exist in the archive
directory, can someone provide a more detailed description?
Since I can make no assumptions on this system, is it the case that if the
max_archives specified in lvm.conf is reached that the oldest archive is
automatically deleted as the newest one is created?
I have a lot of snapshot activity on the system where I want to implement
max_archives, and the number of archives keeps growing. Naturally, I have not yet
reached the retain_days number of days, but would like to keep the number of archives
below a reasonable number before retain_days might be reached.
Fundamental Software, Inc.
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