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Deletes .tar.gz files older than 7 days.
<?php
$files = glob("*.tar.gz");
foreach($files as $file) {
if(is_file($file)
&& time() - filemtime($file) >= 7*24*60*60) { // 7 days
unlink($file);
}
}
?>
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TurnKeyMSP commented May 25, 2017

Have had a lot of errors with this script not following the time-based rule; I am going to try it again but may have continued trouble.

For instance, if I wanted to do cleaning at 1 day, 4 hours, 20 minutes, and no seconds, I used: 01x04x20x00, 1x04x20x00, 1x4x20x00, and 1x4x20, but it was erasing them if they were there at all.


<?php $files = glob("*.tar.gz"); foreach($files as $file) { if(is_file($file) && time() - filemtime($file) >= 1*28*20*00) { // 7 days unlink($file); } } ?>

Additionally, the line '$files = glob(".tar.gz");' is not directory-aware, and should be modified with the absolute path to the directory of the backups that are to be cleaned, else lose all ".
"tar.gz" files on root.

I was able to get the script working once, but I am using it in two places with remote and local backups, and it just deletes all or none right now.

  • Tyler Scafidi
    Scafidi Enterprises
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TurnKeyMSP commented Jun 19, 2017

Can you help me figure out the time counter format (i.e. 01 v 1 v 00*24 for 1 day, and 05 v 5 v 00 minutes, etc.

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RMisaki commented Feb 11, 2019

Have had a lot of errors with this script not following the time-based rule; I am going to try it again but may have continued trouble.

For instance, if I wanted to do cleaning at 1 day, 4 hours, 20 minutes, and no seconds, I used: 01x04x20x00, 1x04x20x00, 1x4x20x00, and 1x4x20, but it was erasing them if they were there at all.

<?php $files = glob("*.tar.gz"); foreach($files as $file) { if(is_file($file) && time() - filemtime($file) >= 1*28*20*00) { // 7 days unlink($file); } } ?>

Additionally, the line '$files = glob(".tar.gz");' is not directory-aware, and should be modified with the absolute path to the directory of the backups that are to be cleaned, else lose all ".
"tar.gz" files on root.

I was able to get the script working once, but I am using it in two places with remote and local backups, and it just deletes all or none right now.

* Tyler Scafidi
  Scafidi Enterprises

Hi Tyler, I just noticed you probably got a little confused about the time script, for me, it looks like 7 days, multiplied for 24 hours, then for 60 minutes and then for 60 seconds, so you get the total time in seconds;
If you multiply anything by zero it's zero, so it'll delete anything higher than zero. You were probably looking for something like: 28,4 hours * 60 minutes * 60 seconds, so you'll get arround a day, four hours and some minutes converted in seconds.

If you're still in doubt, that's your answer

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