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Re: snapshotting/versioning filesystems (was: subhurds etc.)

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: snapshotting/versioning filesystems (was: subhurds etc.)
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:05:20 +0100
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Am Freitag, 6. November 2009 21:51:08 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> > As far as I know they didn't have atomic commits back then - am I
> > right in that?

What I mean is if they tried to version single files (like cvs) or just the 
filesystem state (like Mercurial / Git / ...). 

> > How exactly do they differ from a normal file system with a
> > Mercurial/Git backend for revisioning with a time-based commit
> > schedule?
> Well, moving stuff between the main store for the "live" files and some
> VCS backend for the revisions is complex and inefficient... But aside
> from such technical details, there is probably no difference. Which is
> just what I said one or two mails ago :-)

OK :) 

So the difference would just be efficiency/going back. 

Best wishes, 

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