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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] fuzzy match - moved/renamed

From: David
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] fuzzy match - moved/renamed
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:11:05 +0100
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Hi Patrik,

Nice job! I haven't heard about rdiffweb (feel like ignorant now, apologies), as it seems to be really great piece of software!

For some reason it reminded me Apple TimeMachine :)

Would be great if some "movement"/fuzzy logic would be implemented, but I get your point.
From my side I'm operating within NGO hence the limits above and can't afford to purchase support to support this development. I offer my service as volunteer aside of professional life.


On 2016-02-10 18:29, Patrik Dufresne wrote:
Hello Dave,

About the maintainership. I don't plan to maintain rdiff-backup. I've already take over rdiffweb. Still, I do have some interest to get bug fixed since I'm offering professional services related to backup and rdiff-backup is in the center of the service provided. 

In long term, unless someone take over rdiff-backup, I will need to port it to python3 if I have to continue providing my service.

Patrik Dufresne Service Logiciel inc.
1-114 rue des Hautbois,
St-Colomban, QC J5K 2H6

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:57:12 +1100 (EST)
From: Dave Kempe <address@hidden>
To: David <address@hidden>
Cc: Rdiff Backup <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] fuzzy match - moved/renamed
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> From: "David" <address@hidden>

> Are there plans to implement fuzzy match or similar algorithms to match
> files moved/renamed files?

Tracking moves has been discussed at length in the past, and we haven't been able to see a way past the very expensive calculation of checksums to match files.
I think that disk is cheaper than time or cpu usage, so it hasn't been possible to do this easily.
If you dig through the archives tracking moves has been discussed.

As for other products and rdiff-backup maintainership, its working for me just fine. We intend to use it until we run into something that requires fixing.
If there is a body of work that needs to be done to get it up to some modern standard (say Python3) I'm happy to consider sponsoring it even.


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