On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 12:53, Klaus Naumann wrote:
> archive_program is provided with a string which contains the target directory.
> That doesn't really make sense.
archive_dest is used for both archive and restore, thats why its set as
a separate parameter.
Thats the rationale...lets see what others think
> First of all it introduces the problem you
> mentioned in the README file (if the directory doesn't exist you loose
Your example quoted later is the answer....
archive_dest = '/mnt/pgarch/'
archive_dest = '/mnt/pgarch'
which is ambiguous...
> I thought about checking if this is a dir within the code. But
> this would make things too unfelxible.
Yes, otherwise the check would be there
> Second, we could make the user responsible of what he's doing by not
> giving him any target.
Remember, the user is specifying the archive_dest also, so the user is
completely responsible for how archiving actually occurs.
> Like you could then do things like:
> archive_program = 'gzip -d %s | tar rf /dev/nst0 - '
archive_program = 'gzip -d %s | tar rf %s - '
would be how I would use it in the example you give
> Which adds the file to a tar archive on his tape.
> If he wants to archive it on disk, let him do it this way:
> archive_program = 'cp %s /mnt/pgarch/'
archive_program = 'cp %s %s'
would be the way to specify that...
Thank you very much for feedback and your other contributions,
Best regards, Simon Riggs
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