Re: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan club fr> wrote:
> Why not just ask the user when performing a new backup in case there's
> not enough space left? Since DéjàDup already does full backups from time
> to time, it could notice the user that in order to backup new data, s/he
> needs to get rid of older versions until the date of a full backup
> (chosen so that just enough data can be freed to make the new one).
> That way, we can get rid of the somewhat scary setting "How long too
> keep backups".

And if you're not there it will passively let you lose data :)

"How long to keep backups" should really be named something like "how
many copies to keep" with possible options such as "just the last
one", "entire last month" or "eleven most recent ones".

Patryk Zawadzki
I solve problems.

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