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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Discussion of poll winning feature:repository

From: Hans F. Nordhaug
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Discussion of poll winning feature:repository editing
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 11:11:00 +0100
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* Charles Duffy <address@hidden> [2006-01-01]:
> Ben Escoto wrote:
> >For the people that voted for repository editing, what did you want
> >exactly?
> As for me, I want the ability to merge old increments, such that beyond 
> a given point I can abandon daily increments and store only weekly 
> increments; and beyond that only monthly. As the dataset I work with has 
> frequent enough changes that the same regions will be modified multiple 
> times during the course of a week, such combination will indeed decrease 
> (in some cases nontrivially) the amount of data being archived.
> >Also more generally, why do you want to edit an existing repository?
> >Is it to save disk space?
> >  
> Yes. I'm storing backups from potentially a very large number of remote 
> systems, and space is very much a potential issue.

Ditto - to both points bove. (I didn't vote though...)


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