[Dirvish] replicate a vault with hardlinks

Richard Hector richard at walnut.gen.nz
Sun Oct 9 10:43:24 UTC 2016

On 09/10/16 21:25, Vortex wrote:
> Another way to do this is simply --init a new vault from the new
> mail server and *then* copy the tree of the old servers' vault over
> the new vault's tree. At the next backup, dirvish should simply use
> the copied tree as reference for the next backup image.

If I start by --init-ing a new vault, I need to have the space to fit
it, which is what I'm trying to avoid ... and also it will take
significant time and bandwidth; the server is on a rented VPS, and
dirvish is at home.


But actually, I may be letting my desire for theoretical optimisation
get in the way of practicality. My mail store is only 2G; I have 227G
free in my dirvish bank, have decent bandwidth, and don't pay for
data. I should probably just init a new vault and archive the old one :-)


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