[OT] Re: [CentOS] Filers, filesystems, etc.

Bryan J. Smith thebs413 at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 10 02:48:01 UTC 2005

Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> Netapp filers are wonderful.  The ability to have a fast
> redundant file system that can periodically take snapshots
> of your data is a very good thing to have,

That's the power of an OS and filesystem that is built with
specific hardware features in mind -- such as NVRAM.

> especially in industries where you may be called upon to
> roll back" your data to specific points in time on demand.

Er, yes and no.  Yes, snapshots are great.  But no, they
don't replace full file revision control, databases,
archiving, etc...

If you want full revision control built into the filesystem,
you want to run VMS -- hence why it's still very popular. 

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