Dumps handling / storage / updating etc...
Danny B. <Wikipedia.Danny.B <at> email.cz>
2011-12-09 11:41:35 GMT
currently there is quite a big mess in how dump files are handled. They are located in several locations
without any system in it, some locations are public, some private, thus there are obviously duplicates
which eat the space etc. Also their naming differs.
Hence I've got this proposal:
I would like to set up the system for overal handling of dumps which includes system of their storage,
naming/linking and updating.
That would help to lower down the used space, easier transfer of the entire dump storage (i.e. in future we
could have dedicated HDD(s) to dumps only), easier maintenance etc.
The idea of storage system, naming and linking is nearly complete, maintenance scripts work, but might be
tweaked in some cases, some additional scripts might be necessary.
I think that this could be multi maintainer project for couple people (in case one is not around, other one
can step in), so is there anybody active interested in joining?
---- FOR THOSE WHO USE DUMPS ----
When moving to the new system this would mean to you:
1) you would have to submit a list of dumps you use
2) you would have to update your tools which use dumps to use the shared dumps
For some time during the transition we would keep symlinks on old locations (instead of the files
themselves) but the final step is to have dumps only on one place.
Questions, comments, suggestions?