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Re: subhurds etc.

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: subhurds etc.
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:05:42 +0200
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On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 01:52:47PM +0100, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 06:51:43PM +0200, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> > I do backups of sensitive information, but the reason I want a
> > snapshotting filesystem for is automated decision when to do the
> > backup.
> There is no automated decision, that was my whole point!
> The original idea for versioning filesystems was to automatically keep
> track of individual changes, and it failed magnificently. The new
> snapshotting filesystems OTOH can work, because they do *not* try to
> automate it -- that's exactly what makes them different.

Hm, I didn't realize automated snapshotting was so bad.  Though I can
acknowledge that I cannot think of an acceptable way to decide when to
do snapshots.
> > OTOH, a snapshotting filesystem is not exactly about backups IMHO.
> Well, actually the snapshotting functionality is kind a side effect of
> atomic updates, which comes almost for free. But it's generally seen as
> a feature for easing backups.

Clear, I'll correct my conceptions :-)


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