Recently, I noticed that the operation of just checking whether or not compacting was required was taking about 40% of the total backup time on one of my backup sets. I’d love to use the
--no-auto-compact switch so it’s not needlessly doing this check every time, but I couldn’t find any other way to schedule a compacting operation (even though there’s a Compact now button in the UI).
I’d love to see a way to schedule compacting separate from a backup set’s normal schedule. It could be time-based (e.g., every N days) or frequency-based (every N versions)–either would work.
Or maybe this feature already exists, and I’m just blind.