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How hard is it to set up a versioning file system, like NetApp's "snaptshots"?

How hard is it to set up a versioning file system, like NetApp's "snaptshots"?

In the university, I really liked it that each directory had a sub-directory named .snapshot that I could use to restore previous versions of my files. The .snapshot directory had subdirectories named hourly.1, hourly.2, daily.1, daily.2, weekly.1, etc - they would contain the directory and the files as they were an hour ago, 2 hours ago, a day ago, 2 days ago, and a week ago.

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Guest [Entry]

"You already have part of this functionality in Windows Vista(business/ent/ultimate)/7(don't know which version).

The shadow copy service/feature will create snapshots of your documents allowing you to go back in time to retrieve older copies of them.

Right click on a folder and select Restore previous versions, you will be presented with a dialog where you can chose which version to restore.

This is not as fine grained as you mention though"
Guest [Entry]

"I suppose you could use a combination of bash/batch, source control programs and crontab/task scheduler

(this would definitely fall under the difficult section of setting up, but on the plus side, it's free)"
"I suppose you could use a combination of bash/batch, source control programs and crontab/task scheduler

(this would definitely fall under the difficult section of setting up, but on the plus side, it's free)"