From: Paul Sladen (vserver_at_paul.sladen.org)
Date: Sat 10 Aug 2002 - 22:56:23 BST
On Sat, 10 Aug 2002 ragnar_at_this.is wrote:
> On can not just unify all files found to be the same?
It's not the unifying that's the problem, it's the finding which files are
the same that is the hard part.
On the other hand I've heard of one University system where a cronjob went
through all the user home directories once every morning and collated all
the `large' files that the different students had made multiple `backup'
copies of. Don't think anyone realised that all the different collections
of MP3s were actually getting turned into hard-links to the same place! :)
Disk space was the issue there. Disk space is cheap now.
-- Nottingham, GB