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BORG-DELETE(1) borg backup tool BORG-DELETE(1)

NAME

borg-delete - Delete an existing repository or archives

SYNOPSIS

borg [common options] delete [options] [TARGET] [ARCHIVE...]

DESCRIPTION

This command deletes an archive from the repository or the complete repository. Disk space is reclaimed accordingly. If you delete the complete repository, the local cache for it (if any) is also deleted.

When using --stats, you will get some statistics about how much data was deleted - the "Deleted data" deduplicated size there is most interesting as that is how much your repository will shrink. Please note that the "All archives" stats refer to the state after deletion.

OPTIONS

See borg-common(1) for common options of Borg commands.

arguments

TARGET
archive or repository to delete
ARCHIVE
archives to delete

optional arguments

-n, --dry-run
do not change repository
-s, --stats
print statistics for the deleted archive
--cache-only
delete only the local cache for the given repository
--force
force deletion of corrupted archives, use --force --force in case --force does not work.
--save-space
work slower, but using less space

Archive filters

-P PREFIX, --prefix PREFIX
only consider archive names starting with this prefix.
-a GLOB, --glob-archives GLOB
only consider archive names matching the glob. sh: rules apply, see "borg help patterns". --prefix and --glob-archives are mutually exclusive.
--sort-by KEYS
Comma-separated list of sorting keys; valid keys are: timestamp, name, id; default is: timestamp
--first N
consider first N archives after other filters were applied
--last N
consider last N archives after other filters were applied

EXAMPLES

# delete a single backup archive:
$ borg delete /path/to/repo::Monday
# delete the whole repository and the related local cache:
$ borg delete /path/to/repo
You requested to completely DELETE the repository *including* all archives it contains:
repo                                 Mon, 2016-02-15 19:26:54
root-2016-02-15                      Mon, 2016-02-15 19:36:29
newname                              Mon, 2016-02-15 19:50:19
Type 'YES' if you understand this and want to continue: YES


SEE ALSO

borg-common(1)

AUTHOR

The Borg Collective
2019-05-16