Some fundamental usability issues

Blaise Alleyne balleyne at
Fri May 9 06:50:05 UTC 2008

Alexandre Strube wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Markus Hitter <mah at> wrote:
>> AFAIK, Apple simply ignores this problem. You either have enough disk
>> space, or ... well, I don't know what TimeMachine does in disk full
>> conditions. Probably it simply stops doing it's work until you clean
>> up manually.
> Firstly: time machine uses directory hard links, so each backup only
> contains different files from the previous version, and the rest is
> all hard links. They have a file system events daemon, so they can
> calculate this easy.

Sound quite similar to rsnapshot...

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