Question from title sounds weird to you? It's just a ‘rm backup_filename'? Well. I really wish it was so simple in some cases.
One of the servers I'm looking into, there is interesting situation:
- quite busy database server (2k tps is the low point of the day)
- very beefy hardware
- daily backups, each sized at about 100GB
- backups stored on ext3 filesystem with default options
- before launching daily backup, script removes oldest backup (we keep 3 days of backups on this machine)