Target repetition issue

Richard Edward Horner rich at
Sun Aug 3 05:38:23 UTC 2008

Old thread, I know but it's in my drafts so I have to clear it out :)

Segregating backups happens frequently in production either due to
different rates of change to an application or because backing up the
database requires it to be offline (even if only for a minute while
you take an LVM snapshot) and so you can only do that once a week or
something, etcetera.

I think it's a good thing to test!

Thanks, Rich(ard)

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Gavin Carr <gavin at> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 02:11:58PM -0700, Chris Anderson wrote:
>> Just out of curiosity, why are you segregating the backups into separate
>> directories anyhow?
> Partly because I'm hacking and testing on some of these targets, and want to be
> able to clean things out easily; partly so that I don't get too many backups
> showing up in brackup-target; and partly as an overhang from $work where I'm
> messing with _large_ backups, and felt like going with separate paths was the
> only sane option.
> Cheers,
> Gavin

Richard Edward Horner
Engineer / Composer / Electric Guitar Virtuoso
rich at - updated June 28th

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