I would like to delete all copies of a file that was backed up from my Linux /home directory to a Dropbox backend. Let’s say the file is called unwanted_file.txt, so I have run the following in terminal:
duplicati-cli purge dropbox://home?authid=MyAuthID unwanted_file.txt --dbpath=/home/user/.config/Duplicati/12345678901234567890.sqlite --dry-run
but I get the following error:
ErrorID: PurgeWouldRemoveEntireFileset Refusing to purge 138852 files from fileset with ID 1, as that would remove the entire fileset.
I don’t understand this. The file has only been backed up 3 times, and this numbers suggests the command wants to delete all files in my /home backup. Trying something similar in the GUI commandline and the process seems to simply never end; I let it run for over 2 hours and it still said “Running …” with --dry-run.
How can I simply delete these 3 file backups?