Saturday, April 05, 2003
With the help of a friend, Ted, I consider the importance of evaluating backups. I have used the archive flag A to control backups so that only if a file needed to be copied, would it be copied. To my surprise, it turns out that MS FrontPage cheerfully clears the archive bit of the folders it manages, so that incremental backup processes that depend on the archive flag do not work for webs that FrontPage manages. This is a bad thing. On to a good thing. Windows 2003 has an automatic feature that keeps copies of files online so that if you make a mistake in a file, you can go back to a previous version very easily. Of course, Win2k3 is a server, so this only works if you have the server software.