Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
I think, therefore I am thinking.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Backup tester

Backups rarely get used
(+1, -1)
  [vote for,

Backups rarely get tested and when they get tested they sometimes fail.

So I propose a solution: A program is configured to write its files through a driver*. The driver decides where to save and open files from.

Every time the application is shut down, the file system driver makes a backup and then when the software is re- opened it switches to a backup location and reads and writes from there.

This way your backup media gets tested.

*FUSE or Windows Or Windows File system proxy https://github.com/billziss- gh/winfsp

chronological, Mar 02 2020




back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle