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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] 0.13.6 on macosx client

From: Ben Escoto
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] 0.13.6 on macosx client
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 21:36:53 -0700

>>>>> Hunter Matthews <address@hidden>
>>>>> wrote the following on Fri, 13 May 2005 10:52:16 -0400

> > But I think for the vast majority of situations the threat of a
> > majority of disk space being consumed by meta snapshots seems remote.
> > The metadata is compressed and takes up only a few bytes per file, so
> > if the mirror_metadata file is 20MB the source data is probably 20GB+.
> 185MB.
> Which is why I was concerned - I have a 80GB machine to backup.
> Which probably means I just need to try it and see how it goes.

Well on my machine the mirror metadata takes about 10 bytes per file.
So I would expect 20MB of metadata for a 185MB volume only if you had
a lot of very small files.

Ben Escoto

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