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Re: Need to version control entire root file system

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-22 21:58:58 CEST

Thomas Harold wrote:

> (Personally, I'm leaning towards using FSVS only for /etc and a few
> other selective folders - then using another tool to take periodic
> snapshots of the system that can be restored.

Is there anything that can handle /etc with many different machines
handled as branches and the ability to diff either between
times/revisions on the same machines or between two different machines?
Also a way to mesh this with the package lists on distributions with
rpm/yum package management would really be great for machine
administration. The rpm/yum tools aren't great for rolling backwards but
if you have a list of package versions and a repository containing all
of them, they can reinstall a new machine with particular sets of
packages at the specified versions.

> Tools like Amanda or
> rdiff-backup.

Backuppc is good for automated on-line snapshot backups and it will
de-duplicate the resulting archives whether the duplicates are from
multiple runs of the same machine or found on different machines. But
it's not a handy way to track changes.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Fri Jun 22 21:57:36 2007

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