[FoRK] Rael on e-mail

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Apr 14 06:00:15 PDT 2004

Having nearly every message I've sent or received, including all of my 
office voice mail and incoming faxes via Jfax/J2, has paid off big 
several times.  Additionally, the cost of making realtime or historical 
keep or purge decisions is more than the cost of storage and management, 
so far.

I have a similar problem, which I do want to address, with my file 
server.  I backup various older snapshots of file servers, web servers, 
email, and data areas of all of my various machines and seldom have time 
to thoroughly remove duplicate files, determine the newest, remove all 
of the 'system boilerplate', so as a result I have nearly a terabyte of 
data out of a 1.5 terabyte server.  There are something like 6 million 
files on that server.


Adam L Beberg wrote:

> On Apr 13, 2004, at 8:03 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> 1265  folders
>> 1479035 messages
>> Space (some bzip2'd):
>> 10,398,387 Kbytes
> I think we need to have an intervention for poor Stephen, clearly he 
> is a sick sick man.
> The really great thing about email, home movies, vacation slides, or 
> in the old days a diary, is that nobody cares, and nobody should, so 
> why save it at all?
> I save things, but only explicitly, once in a while I have to crack 
> open a bzip to grep something, but that's about it, and even then just 
> looking up the info again is usually faster - and more up to date!
> - Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com
>   http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/

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Stephen D. Williams 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax 20147-4622 AIM: sdw

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