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From: Steve Simon <steve@quintile.net>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] Free Carrots #4: Making Backups
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 15:23:36 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2F3C1E0F-26F9-461B-A422-6FF50ACFAB8A@quintile.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86A85EA0F3ED25D8BFEA50C7FD8BD9E9@wopr.sciops.net>


i tried to use replica when it appeared but always struggled. it worked perfectly for labs releases but synchronising home and work systems proved difficult.

i used mkfs but preferred dump9660 if the data being backed up fits on a cd - for a single project. it has the nice feature that you can do incremental backups with a dated top lever directory, in the manner of /n/dump


> On 26 Apr 2022, at 12:43 pm, qwx@sciops.net wrote:
> On Sat Apr 23 06:23:23 +0200 2022, sl@stanleylieber.com wrote:
>> http://helpful.cat-v.org/Blog/2022/04/22/0/
>> sl
> Hello,
> I imagine that by now a whole bunch of people have come up with ways
> to back things up or synchronize trees.  I've used mkfs(8) a lot, then
> clone(1), etc., but I really wanted to also be able to remove files no
> longer present (while not touching any mtimes for up-to-date stuff,
> etc.).  After a bunch of iterations of scripts with diff(1) and
> others, I now use derp(1) together with the equivalent of dircp(1) and
> some awk [1].  This prints two commands, one to remove files, the
> other to unpack new or modified ones.  Of course, it's slow and has
> tar(1)'s filename length limit, but I kind of like it.  I'm very
> interested in hearing about other solutions though :)
> Cheers and thanks for the post,
> qwx
> [1] http://shithub.us/qwx/rc/HEAD/bin/syncab/raw

  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-26 14:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-23  4:22 Stanley Lieber
2022-04-25  6:21 ` igor
2022-04-25  7:37   ` kvik
2022-04-25 10:31     ` sirjofri
2022-04-25 10:39       ` Lyndon Nerenberg (VE7TFX/VE6BBM)
2022-04-25 12:32         ` hiro
2022-04-26 11:42       ` qwx
2022-04-26 14:23         ` Steve Simon [this message]
2022-04-27 23:30         ` sl

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