[Box Backup] Boxbackup suggestions
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 16:55:50 -0300 (BRT)
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I have a few suggestions:
- Make bbackupquery accept ftp commands like ls/dele/get/etc and
some switch to show the files in ftp format like:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 eduardo users 2470 Dec 29 21:23 start-backup
drwx------ 12 eduardo users 1024 Aug 30 21:13 tct-1.14
-rw-r--r-- 1 eduardo users 316852 Jan 21 19:34 tct-1.14.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 eduardo users 12590686 Jan 23 09:26 tct.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 eduardo users 3798856 Dec 27 21:49 terminator.wmv
I think it'll be MUCH more easy for begginers to understand it.
- Install manpages for each command and develop further documentation.
The website's documentation is very fuzzy... I almost got lost on it.
The "Exception: RaidFile (2/8)" error is an example.. I simply found
nothing about it anywhere. I know "RaidFileException.h" exists an has
some information, but it REALLY does not solve my problems. If you
mind, I could help you with the documentation process (html/man).
- Install useful error messages. The "Exception" errors just get me
- Why have you chosen hex format by default? I think bbstoreaccounts
and other tools could be much more easy to use/administer/remember if
the account_id could be freely specified. I have 30 servers here, each
one of them have it's own name. If I need to connect to them, I simply
type ssh USER + it's NAME (easy to remember) and not it's HEX-code
(hard do remember, and almost impossible to remember unless you have
a internal brain-calculator). Unless you have a VERY real reason for
it, I think this is not necessary.
- An option to specify the allocation size in Mb or Gb and not only in
blocks. (I need a calculator everytime I want to insert/alter any size.
This is not cool).
- Wrap you source code/documentation in 72/80 columns. It's much more
easy to deal with it.
I can forward this email to the list if you want.
Eduardo A. Alvarenga
Analista de Suporte
Centro Estrat=E9gico Integrado / SEGUP-PA
(91) 259-0555 / 8116-0036
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