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

From: Hunter Matthews
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] 0.13.6 on macosx client
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 11:35:26 -0400

On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 00:36, Ben Escoto wrote:
> >>>>> 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.

They're biologists - stretching filesystems and everything else with
tiny files is essentially a hobby with them. :)

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