Chef Ideas

We believe that the best way to build software is to do it in close collaboration with the people who use it.  We invite you to submit your ideas using the form below.  Please be sure to include the problem for which you are solving and the benefits of implementing the idea.  Thanks for collaborating with us!

Backup management via config

It would be great if it were possible to automatically clear out backups after either a certain time (e.g., 1 week or older) and/or after a certain number of backups (only keep the latest 7 backups).  As it stands now, this is only possible via shell scripts calling the CLI, but adding some properties to the Chef Automate config to manage this would be great.

Something like:

[global.v1.backups]
after_time = "weeks"
after_time_count = 1
after_backup_count = 7

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