[tahoe-dev] for your consideration: rename "tahoe backup" to "tahoe snapshot"

Zooko O'Whielacronx zookog at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 03:54:31 UTC 2013

https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1952# rename "tahoe
backup" to "tahoe snapshot"

"tahoe backup" is a good tool! It does a really cool thing. However,
it doesn't do "backup". Proof: there is no "tahoe restore". If you
were try to simulate "restore" by running "tahoe cp -r", it would be
unable to do all sorts of things that you expect from a
backup-and-restore program, such as restoring symlinks, restoring
mtime and ctime, restoring uid and gid, or delta-compressing between
subsequent versions.

Maybe we should rename "tahoe backup" to "tahoe snapshot". Then people
who want backup would stop complaining that "tahoe backup" is a crummy
backup tool, they would start using a good backup tool (such as
duplicati+Tahoe-LAFS), and they would start using the newly created
"tahoe snapshot" tool for its cool snapshot-making behavior.

See https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1946#comment:13 ,
https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/ticket/1946#comment:13 , and



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