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Chapter 32. Thoughts about a Strategy API
Subject: STRATEGY API (was: Re: spelunking)
From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: 03 Oct 1998 02:44:47 -300
> I'm going to (try to) modify the amanda stuff such that there is a new
> parameter called dumplevel available in dumptype. That way I can fix
> the dump level at whatever I want (5 or 9 when I need to), without
> having to worry about whether it's going to try and skip a 0 and miss
> a dump, or try to do a 1, or whatever.
Now that you mention that, it comes to my mind that the current
mechanism to define backup strategies is too limited, and we could try
to improve it just like we are going to do with the DUMPER API.
We could define a STRATEGY API, that planner would use to:
1) define a set levels and/or dates for which estimates should be requested
2) select a subset of the estimate results that planner can choose
and driver would run to inform that a backup has succeeded, after
having updated the database.
I haven't fully analysed the implications of this choice, but it looks
quite feasible and very useful. Opinions? Requests of clarification?
Random flames? :-)
Anyone willing to pursue this issue?