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Re: Discussion about file format for the future

From: Robert Nichols
Subject: Re: Discussion about file format for the future
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2020 08:21:42 -0500
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On 6/5/20 4:44 PM, Arrigo Marchiori wrote:
If we were going to substitute a lot of files with a single file (that
is what a SQLite database is in the end, right?) then we may somehow
introduce a "single point of failure" for the whole backup.

The rdiff-backup archive structure is already a rather fragile ad-hoc
database with single points of failure. If you lose the current
mirror_metadata file, the entire history is unrecoverable and you
are left with just the current mirror and whatever file attributes
are compatible with the filesystem of the archive.

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