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    Phoronix: Google Developing "DM-BOW" For Using Drive's Free Space For Data Snapshots

    Google engineers are developing the DM-BOW device mapper driver with plans to use the code on Android devices to provide a restoration path should a system upgrade fail...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...totype-Backups

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    Or, y'know, use a filesystem that does snapshots

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    • #3
      Seems quite complicated...

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      • #4
        How about actually update Android to handle updates properly rather than doing work-arounds.

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          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: Google Developing "DM-BOW" For Using Drive's Free Space For Data Snapshots

          Google engineers are developing the DM-BOW device mapper driver with plans to use the code on Android devices to provide a restoration path should a system upgrade fail...

          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...totype-Backups
          Now this is cool. I use a Gentoo system, but I don't upgrade the way other people do. I have the gentoo installation fully scripted to make a filesystem image. So an upgrade to me is just booting to a newer image and dealing with userspace configuration differences. And this will be nice for my needs.

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          • #6
            When you wrote Drive in the title, I thought you meant Google Drive, especially since we don't talk much about drives for androids but sdcards usually.

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              So Google are working on software that makes it so data deleted by the user isn't really deleted and can easily be accessed/restored at a later time...

              Nothing to see here folks... move along...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by geearf View Post
                When you wrote Drive in the title, I thought you meant Google Drive, especially since we don't talk much about drives for androids but sdcards usually.
                I hoped, especially with Google working to pass Google Drive access to their Crostini Linux VMs in ChromeOS

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cybertraveler View Post
                  So Google are working on software that makes it so data deleted by the user isn't really deleted and can easily be accessed/restored at a later time...

                  Nothing to see here folks... move along...
                  It's not that innovative anyway, 'cause when I delete an e-mail on Outlook dot com and empty the trash, I can still restore it for some time. So MS has this feature working in the cloud already and on desktop, we have similar things with ZFS and btrfs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                    It's not that innovative anyway, 'cause when I delete an e-mail on Outlook dot com and empty the trash, I can still restore it for some time. So MS has this feature working in the cloud already and on desktop, we have similar things with ZFS and btrfs.
                    I know. It still really stood out to me though because... you know... it's Google.

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