Debian Backup Server (was: Questions to the candidates)
Moving this to -devel, it's off-topic for -vote; Cc to -admin.
Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> At some place where it can be found even if you don't want to look up a
>> month-old announcement. What about http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi,
>> and the developers reference, in the section about "Debian machines"?
> Umh... <http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=bartok> already says
> "Description: Backup Center of Debian"
I'd rather like to see information which services on a given machine is
backed up there.
> Hmm, the developers reference is not my domain. Please send its maintainer
> a patch, file a bug report or drop its maintainer a line.
I'll do that, once I've gathered enough information.
>> > There is technical project-internal documentation as well.
>> Aha, where?
> It's not relevant for the end-user.
> And in the da-backup package.
Which doesn't seem to be available in sid currently?
Anyway, before submitting patches I'd like to know some more things. I
came to them because I considered which questions I had about backup
services I used in the past, not because I think that I personally will
have these concerns with Debian backup in the near future.
- at which time of day is the backup made
- for how long are the backups kept for a given service
- what would valid reasons be for the DSA to extend the keep time for a
given service? Or how do you decide about this time, anyway?
- Would it, in principle, be possible to add home directories, or parts
of them, if they provide services to the public?
- What are the criteria for getting a backup rolled out - would "I
deleted that file that was not yet under version control" be a request
you'd happily process, or would that cause too much workload?
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