Ability to schedule compacting separately

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. :slightly_smiling_face:

Check out the auto-compact-interval option.

On my systems I have it set to 1 week and it’s working well.

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Nice! Don’t know how I missed that, but it’s exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the tip!

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