[Box Backup] New Deployment
Fri, 25 May 2007 13:37:00 +0800
Thanks to Matt and Chris for their replies.
I'm inclined to use .10 on the server and Chris's latest on the clients for=
now and will see how it goes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com=20
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Chris Wilson
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 May 2007 4:11 AM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Re: [Box Backup] New Deployment
> Hi Stuart,
> On Tue, 22 May 2007, Stuart Sanders wrote:
> > I will be installing a new deployment of Box Backup later=20
> this week and=20
> > was wondering whether I should be using 0.10 or Chris's branch.=20
> > (either client, server or both)
> As far as I can remember, my branch does not have any changes on the=20
> server side, so you can run a stock 0.10 server without any problems.
> > I know Chris has done a huge amount of work, including=20
> fixing a number=20
> > of issues with 0.10, but I don't recall exactly what issues=20
> although I=20
> > have been reading the dev list.
> The known problems with 0.10 are listed here:
> A summary of the differences is here:
> The entire list of patches (very long and verbose) is here:
> > - the first machine I intend adding will have at least 1 file > 2GB
> > (outlook pst) but it is currently less than 3GB I believe.
> If you're using compressible encryption on the PST file, and=20
> you don't=20
> have too many binaries in attachments (i.e. lots of text=20
> messages) then=20
> the PST file might compress to less than 2 GB, in which case=20
> you should be=20
> able to use stock 0.10 without problems.
> However, if it is a windows machine, please don't do that.=20
> Please use my=20
> latest client release instead.
> If you think the PST file might grow to over 2 GB compressed, or you=20
> expect to backup other large files, please use my merge tree=20
> on the client to avoid problems later.
> If you use my merge tree or Windows client releases, you=20
> should be aware=20
> that they have not been tested as thoroughly as 0.10.=20
> However, they do fix=20
> a number of known issues, and I will definitely make an=20
> effort to help you=20
> with any problems that do occur. If you have a problem with=20
> 0.10, I will=20
> probably ask you to try with my merge tree to see if it's been fixed=20
> We would very much appreciate your help in testing=20
> chris/merge, since it=20
> is almost ready to be released as 0.11.
> Whether you use 0.10 or chris/merge, you should schedule=20
> regular automatic=20
> full compares, e.g. using cron, and pay attention to the output.
> You can switch between 0.10 and chris/merge on the client=20
> more or less at=20
> will, provided that you don't back up any files over 2GB compressed.
> > - server will be FreeBSD 6.2 stable
> That should work fine with chris/merge or 0.10 stable.
> Cheers, Chris.
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