Storing revisions of large files using ZFS snapshots
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Wed Jun 1 01:12:06 UTC 2011
On Tue, 31 May 2011, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> We've found that in most cases, a user will overwrite or rm a file which
> they didn't mean to and wish to restore just that file. They need to do
> so quickly and easily. ZFS and UFS snapshots don't make this easy for
> them to accomplish (ZFS is easier than UFS in this regard, absolutely).
It seems easy enough to restore the file from .zfs/snapshot. If users
find this too difficult, then a small shell script or GUI program can
make it easy.
The main annoyance with restoring the file from .zfs/snapshot is that
restoring the files in this way may consume more disk space.
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