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Re: Discussion about file format for the future

From: Patrik Dufresne
Subject: Re: Discussion about file format for the future
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 07:31:55 -0400

Just throwing out an idea here:
If we are going with a database or some sort of keystore for the metadata. 
We can still generate one "keystore" file for each revision. But the 
current mirror metadata could contain the full history.=Making sure we 
could always go back to the previous keystore and recover manually...

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 9:27 AM Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM@comcast.net> 

> 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.
> -- 
> Bob Nichols     "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
>                  Do NOT delete it.

Patrik Dufresne <ikus060@gmail.com>

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