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Re: Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion

by atcroft (Abbot)
on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:59 UTC ( #1063797=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion

Rereading your post, I will ask this (for completeness)-have you looked over what is being backed up to be sure you are not backing up unnecessary files (cache/temp files, installers/ISOs/other large files you have elsewhere, etc.)? Also, does your backup include things that may be changing frequently (example: database files, Outlook .ost/.pst files, etc.) that may result in changes/updates causing the entire file to be archived multiple times?

Just a thought.

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Re^2: Curve fitting for rsync snapshot deletion
by mhearse (Chaplain) on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
    This is a good point... Basically I'm klutz proofing my work machine. Protecting against accidental deletions. So I'm blindly backing up everything. And relying on the deduplicating power of rsync snapshots.

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[shmem]: no. A reference is something like a pointer in C
[james28909]: i mean i get what you are saying though. but it is easily confused (especially by someone like me :P )
[shmem]: in the loop example I gave you, $_ is not a reference. It is just the current element of @array "in disguise".
[shmem]: i.e accessed as $array[$i] where $i would be the loop index in a C-style "for" loop: for($i=0;$i<=$# array;$i++){ ... }</c>
[james28909]: i gotcha
[Discipulus]: reference is a road sign; alias like Constantinple and Istnbul
Discipulus well istanbul was a road sign but this is another story: eis ten polin
[shmem]: Discipulus++; # and I give you an "a"
[james28909]: and you are right, i already tried to go C but ended up coming back, mainly because data types confuse me, well that and things like long long double and float point things all scare me
[james28909]: lol

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