Shadow filesystems [was Re: Pair donates 20,000 to Poul-Henning
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Apr 15 05:23:16 PDT 2004
On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 16:31, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:43:47PM -0400, Darren Henderson wrote:
> > They have some "shadow drive" functionality that I would love to see
> > folded back into FreeBSD.
> Hmmm... that's a coincidence. Is this the same sort of thing as the
> 'Shadow Drive' function under Windows 2003? That is, a system that
> keeps backup copies of files etc. over time, so if you happen to
> accidentally delete something you shouldn't have, you can resurrect it
> without having to go running to your Sys-admin to beg them to get it
> back from the backup tapes. Sounds conceptually like a slightly more
> elaborate version the old VMS file versioning thing, or the GNU
> numbered backup trick you can do with emacs etc.
(Plus some helper stuff..)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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