Backup your files to Amazon Web Services in a way that slowly forgets! I've learned that this way is refered to as the 'Grandfather, father, son' strategy.
This script copies a file to Amazon S3 and rotates it.
The filename will have a date stamp added before the first . in the filename. Do not add a timestamp yourself, this will cause the script to treat the file as a unique file and the rotation won't work!
Rotation works as follows:
- Keep files from the last X days
- After that, keep Y files spaced at least a week apart
- After that, keep Z files spaced at least 30 days apart
pip install dcu.active-memory
Export the following environment variables:
You can also use one of the other methods supported by boto.
upload_rotate.py bucket prefix file.
python upload_rotate.py -h for more info.