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Re: RFC: Btrfs snapshots feature for F13



On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 03:56:16PM -0500, Chris Ball wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>    > I'm not sure how much of this can/should be automated.
> 
> Sorry, not quite following -- what is the caution around automatically
> creating a new snapshot before each yum transaction?  Why shouldn't it
> be automated?

AIUI it will waste space.  Snapshots are quick and easy to perform,
but if you keep them around they can't be garbage collected.

Rich.

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