>>>>> "FB" == Finn Bock <bckfnn@...> writes:
FB> Yeah, that was a way of getting the backup off-site and onto
FB> Pythonlabs' backup tapes. It seems we need them now.
FB> Barry, would you be able to find some copies of these files:
Yep, I've got daily copies of them dating back to Aug 4. We back them
up nightly and rotate our tapes weekly, with about a 7 week tape
cycle. Also, this is on a big disk so I don't routinely wipe them.
wget is nice in that it doesn't overwrite yesterday's copy, it simply
appends the next serial number to the file name.
FB> I'm not entirely sure when the backup should be from, but on
FB> oct. 9, SourceForge added a note about how each project have
FB> to do their own backups. I guess that the backup have to be
FB> from sometime before oct. 9 to have any usefull data on
FB> it. The compined size of the two files should be bigger then
The jython-faqw.tgz file from Oct 8 is 47825 bytes while Oct 9's
32166. Similarly jython-moin.tgz from Oct 8 is 78210 while Oct 9's is
2760, so I'm guessing whatever bad thing happened, happened sometime
b/w the suckover of the 8th's and 9th's backup.
FB> If the problem of "rm -fr" is something that will happen again
FB> and again, we have to improve our backup mechanism. I
FB> certainly can't bug Barry every time.
I certainly don't mind the occasional snafu, and so far it hasn't been
The Oct 8 copy of both tarballs now reside in
Please let me know if there's anything else you need.