backup_deldump - Deletes a dump level from the Backup Database


backup deldump -dump <dump level name> [-localauth] [-cell <cell name>] [-help]

backup deld -d <dump level name> [-l] [-c <cell name>] [-h]


The backup deldump command deletes the indicated dump level and all of its child dump levels from the dump hierarchy in the Backup Database. Use the backup listdumps command to display the dump hierarchy.


-dump <dump level name>

Specifies the complete pathname of the dump level to delete.


Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /usr/afs/etc/KeyFile file. The backup command interpreter presents it to the Backup Server, Volume Server and VL Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell argument. For more details, see backup(8).

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see backup(8).


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


The following command deletes the dump level /sunday1/monday1 from the dump hierarchy, along with any of its child dump levels.

   % backup deldump /sunday1/monday1


The issuer must be listed in the /usr/afs/etc/UserList file on every machine where the Backup Server is running, or must be logged onto a server machine as the local superuser root if the -localauth flag is included.


backup(8), backup_adddump(8), backup_listdumps(8)


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