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A better btrfs

A better btrfs

Posted Jan 17, 2008 10:55 UTC (Thu) by Velmont (guest, #46433)
Parent article: A better btrfs

This will make a very good and easy backup solution for Desktops then? No-fuss and
Ā«transparentĀ» backup. Feel stupid to say it; but we might easily get something like OS X's
time machine. :-)

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A better btrfs

Posted Jan 17, 2008 11:08 UTC (Thu) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

OS X's Time Machine product is pretty straightforward -- it does do a weird trick with
hard-linking directories, but one could write a perfectly great desktop backup program without
any such hacks.  It's not really complicated and btrfs doesn't really make it any easier.  The
problem is that for some reason, people seem to only be interested in writing backup systems
that are either really grungy and low-level and often inadequate in practice, or all-singing
all-dancing incredibly complex things.  I guess this is because the two markets for backup so
far are "geeks who want to hack something together for personal use" and "full-time sysadmins
who get paid big-bucks to manage large networks".

Backup progs

Posted Jan 17, 2008 15:34 UTC (Thu) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018) [Link]

Can you please try mine then, and privately tell me (my e-mail is in the README file in the
source code tree) what you feel is positive/negative?

Note: it's work in progress and a GUI should come one day...

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