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Re: Raw EXT3 block format



On Apr 03, 2002  22:20 +0200, Pieter De Wit wrote:
> What the project is about, is to allow users to make off-site backups of
> there systems (the idea started before I knew Linux :( ) and then restore
> it. The problem with some other project is that these option are over HTTP
> and not secure not to mention speed... The other problem is space, What do
> you do when a users home dir. gets to more then your free space. Lets say a
> corporate signs up 500 gig of disk space. There is no way that you can mount
> that under one system. I have updated my docs on my site, the only problem
> is that fingers type slower than the mind can think. Because I dev. the
> system myself, I can port "user-space" apps (like the backup thing) to
> Windows,Mac and whatever OS. I havn't looked at your site yet, but the
> problem is Inter-OS-connection with most Network FSes, sure, you can mount
> the FS under Linux and then Export it with SAMBA or NFS, but that is a pain
> if you wanted to do this over the net. NFS might work, but I havn't found a
> nice/stable NFS client for Windows....

If you want to do distributed replication, I would suggest looking at
InterMezzo (another project that the company I work for has developed).
It allows data replication over HTTP (or other transport protocols) and
also can use ext3 as the underlying filesystem storage.  See the site
http://www.inter-mezzo.org.  It is also GPL software.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert





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