[Box Backup] Box Backup on Rails

Richard Hurt boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Tue Feb 27 13:01:53 GMT 2007


On 2/27/07, Stefan Norlin <stefan.norlin at infoflexconnect.se> wrote:
> > 2) Would it be possible to create a 'local' version? Freeze the gems
> > into the rails app so you only depend on Ruby, fudge the data model
> > to not require a database (fixtures?), and then you might be able to
> > offer something which you download, unpack and run, and it uses the
> > files in /etc/box/bbackupd to connect to the local machine's backup
> > account. This one could just run as a single Rails process, so you
> > wouldn't need to bother with DRb to keep the connection open; there's
> > only one Rails thread.
>
> That should not be too difficult. It could even be some kind of
> "default" mode if a database connection is not available. Will
> think about it a bit... :)

This is a great idea!  I would love to put this into production and
not having to drag a Rails install onto the box would be ideal.  The
less stuff you have on a production box, the more reliable it is (yea,
I know ;).

Later...
  Richard



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