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Re: Potentially destructive FAQ answer (attn maxb)

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-23 00:19:32 CET

On Jan 21, 2005, at 6:27 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Friday, January 21, 2005 9:45 PM +0000 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>
> wrote:
>> I can't imagine that I would have added it unless the initial attempt
>> without it failed, in the case which actually drove me to write that
>> FAQ.
>> That said, I do feel a bit uneasy about having potentially dangerous
>> advice so exposed. At very least, "back up your repository" should
>> become
> How about placing the answer to this question on a separate page?

I like this idea. The link text can be

     "YES, I HAVE BACKED UP MY REPOSITORY, let me see the instructions"


> And, perhaps add in "(THIS MEANS YOU!)" to that step on backups. This
> way casual browsers won't see it unless they click on it. But,
> deleting the log* files is a very, very dangerous thing to do. The
> __db* files are *usually* not as relevant and are recreated with
> db_recover. -- justin



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