[Box Backup] different container ID messages

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 17:42:18 GMT 2005

On 3 Mar 2005, at 17:27, Robert Shaw wrote:

> On Mar 3, 2005, at 9:22 AM, Ben Summers wrote:
>> I shouldn't have mentioned it.
> Why? No harm done, if anything, maybe I (or someone) can help write 
> the UI piece for you. If you don't want to see this type of capability 
> used, then it's your right to remove it, you are the author of course. 
> :)
> If you give me some pointers where to look and what to send, maybe I 
> can fiddle with it and come up with a patch to add this capability.

Actually, now I've looked at it, it isn't quite as advanced as I lead 
you to believe. Oh well. In a BackupStoreDirectory, you can set 
BackupStoreDirectory::Entry::Flags_RemoveASAP on an entry, and then 
housekeeping will remove it as soon as it's old or deleted. So the 
"hard bit" is done.

But, you'd need to implement a command in the protocol 
bin/bbstored/backupprotocol.txt and then 
lib/bbstored/BackupCommands.cpp which would recursively apply an 
arbitrary flag (because it'd be nice to have this generic for some 
future stuff I'm planning) to directories and files.

Then you would modify bbackupquery to send this new command, maybe with 
a "setflags" command. There's already a -w switch implemented which 
puts the connection into read/write mode.

But, if you feel like a challenge...


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