From: Janne Pikkarainen <jaba@mi...> - 2005-11-02 11:03:03
> Nicolas Stransky wrote:
>> Michael Balser - intergenia AG wrote:
>> It was solved (not perfect, but I guess you get the idea) by moving the
>> NewFileList from the Client-Dir to /dev/shm and then symlinking to the
>> original place and name. The Change to BackupPC_dump was minimal but
>> resulted in a major performance-improvement without need to change any
>> other parts of BackupPC.
> Has anyone tried this patch and is there a feedback from other users ?
I didn't actually try this patch, but was thinking something similar couple of months back.
In my case NewFileList located to /dev/shm wouldn't be very sensible and most probably wouldn't work at all - I need to backup servers with tens of millions of small files and NewFileList can be around 600 megabytes in size.
So if future versions of BackupPC are going to support this functionality, please make it as a new configuration option.