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flow-expire(1)		    General Commands Manual		flow-expire(1)

NAME
       flow-expire  --	Manage	storage	 of flow file archives by expiring old
       data.

SYNOPSIS
       flow-expire [-h]	 [-d debug_level]  [-e expire_count]  [-E expire_size]
       -w workdir

DESCRIPTION
       The  flow-expire	 utility will remove the oldest	flow files in a	direc-
       tory based on either a count of files or	space utilization.  The	direc-
       tory  is	recursively searched for flow files.  Files that do not	have a
       flow-tools signature will be ignored.  The internal timestamp  is  used
       so  backups or copies of	the flow files that do not retain the original
       timestamp will not impact the operation of flow-expire.	flow-expire is
       typically  used	to  manage  storage in a distributed environment where
       flows are collected on a	different server than they are archived.

OPTIONS
       -d debug_level
		 Enable	debugging.

       -e expire_count
		 Retain	the maximum number of files so	that  the  total  file
		 count is less than expire_count.

       -E expire_size
		 Retain	 the maximum number of files so	that the total storage
		 is less than expire_size.  The	letters	b,K,M,G	can be used as
		 multipliers, ie 16 Megabytes is 16M.

       -h	 Display help.

       -w workdir
		 Work in workdir.

EXAMPLES
       Remove  the oldest flow files in	/flows/krc4 until the total storage is
       less then 2 Gigabytes.

	 flow-expire -E2Gig -w /flows/krc4

       Remove the oldest flow files in /flows/krc4 until the total  number  of
       files is	less then 100.

	 flow-expire -e100 -w /flows/krc4

BUGS
       Empty directories are not removed.

AUTHOR
       Mark Fullmer maf@splintered.net

SEE ALSO
       flow-tools(1)

								flow-expire(1)

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