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Re: Sparse Directories vs Externals

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:11:40 -0600

David Weintraub wrote:
> Anyway, the real solution isn't version control, but backup.
> Considering the low cost of diskspace, I am surprised that more
> businesses don't bother with backing up user desktops. That's where
> much of the company's living documentation sits. All it takes is one
> developer to be down for a couple of hours while they try to recreate
> their environment to more than pay for the system.

Getting pretty far off topic here, but backuppc
(http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/) is a very nice system that pretty
much takes care of itself after being set up, and since it pools all
duplicate file copes with hardlinks it would be efficient about multiple
copies of workspace and their mostly-duplicate pristine copies.

   Les Mikesell
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