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  1. Jim, yes, that's what it means. This type of backup basically tries to keep up with every change you make in your website, it tries to be a constant mirror of your website, meaning that if you delete a file from your website, you should not expect to have it on backup several weeks later.
  2. I have set up rdiff-backup on my home desktop and it's working great! Thanks, Vivek!
  3. Thanks for the update, Vivek. That's what I thought. It's my basic concept of "incremental backup": using rsync and keeping a single copy that becomes exactly the same as the original set of files everytime the backup process is run, meaning that if you add a file, it gets added in the next run and if you delete a file, it will also be deleted in the next run. As for the CVS style backup, as I said, I don't even know if something like that exists. Does it? *Goes to the Google search text box and types 'CVS style backup'... Well, it found a few programs that do something like that but they're all for Windows... let me try again... Bingo! http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ *Goes away to play with this and try to set up a backup system that uses it
  4. Once again, a nice move to keep TCH's quality on the top. Thank you, Bill As for questions, I do have one question, more out of technical curiosity than anything else, but at the same time may also answer the same question others may have: In the incremental backup, if I change a file and all other files remain unchanged, only that file will be added to the next backup run - what about if I delete a file, does it get deleted from the backup, too? I'm asking this because my notion of incremental backup is that there is one single copy of the backed up files and that copy gets changed to reflect changes in the original set of files but I'm not sure how it works if I want to get something from the backup that has been deleted from the original set of files. I think the greatest backup system would be to have something like CVS or SVN, in which every backup run adds a "version" to the backup set. There is still one single copy of the backed up files, which corresponds to the latest backed up files but for every version, there is a change log (a file that has every change that has been made on that version) and if you want to retrieve files from a previous backup run (from a previous version), the system is capable of reversing all the changes back to the version you want, based on that change log. It would be pretty cool but I don't even know if something like this exists. By the way (really just out of curiosity), what are you using for the backups, rsync?
  5. Sure, no problem I just replied to your PM
  6. And you can always install additional packages, if the default ones are not enough for what you want Just go to the "System" menu, "Administration" and click the "Synaptic Package Manager" - you'll have a world of packages to chose from, especially if you enable the Universe and Multiverse repositories Just as a side note, it is also possible to add repositories using Synaptic directly but since the Ubuntu Guide I linked to above prefers the apt-get command line tool, they don't mention that and keep things consistent by telling people to edit the sources.list file directly.
  7. Sarah, don't use $_REQUEST, use $_POST or $_GET, according to where your variables are coming from: $_POST for variables the script received via an HTTP POST (usually HTML forms) and $_GET for variables the script received via an HTTP GET (usually the variables passed on the URL). $_REQUEST is another global variable that includes $_GET, $_POST and $_COOKIE. Although you won't have both variables passed by GET and variables passed by POST, you can have two variables with the same name, one in a cookie and another in one of the other variable arrays, which will cause you some problems if you use $_REQUEST. It's just a good programming habit
  8. Done. Also submitted my review at 12/5/2005 5:21:00 PM.
  9. Steve, I have used Knoppix a couple of times (actually, two derivatives of Knoppix) and found it pretty cool, mostly due to its great hardware detection and compatibility. Still, I didn't find it much better than Ubuntu, which is much more polished than Knoppix. And if you prefer KDE instead of Gnome as your desktop, you can install Kubuntu instead. Even better: no matter which one you install, you can always go to the package manager and install the "kubuntu-desktop" or "ubuntu-desktop" package, which will make your system be able to boot to either Gnome or KDE - you see, Ubuntu and Kubuntu are basically the same Linux distribution, the difference is in the default set of packages but you can get any of their packages from the main Ubuntu repository, which is shared between the two versions
  10. Will be happy to do it as soon as I get back home
  11. Loved it! Thanks for the link, Aaron!
  12. Sarah, I'm also a hand-coder myself but believe me, there are times when a debugger will save you a bunch of hours, if not your life!
  13. Rowan, if you're modifying a fairly large application, I'll assume you're doing it because you've been put in charge of modifying one of your company's web applications - if that's the case (heck, even if you're working on your own), I seriously suggest you (your company) spend the money on Zend Studio. The debugger and profiler alone are really worth the money.
  14. Jack, I don't think there is. Actually, I'm not even sure if any of the other solutions provides that feature. PrimoPDF allows you to password protect PDFs but I can't find any reference to OpenOffice and password protected PDFs. By the way, here's another suggestion: PDFCreator - I don't know this one but I've heard good things about it.
  15. Also, visiting the extension's website often revelas a more recent version, not yet available on addons.mozilla.org.
  16. Aaron, I used to be an Opera fan, too. Actually, I still am. I think it's a great browser with nicely added functionalities. But I'm a bigger fan of Firefox As for the extensions incompatibilities, yes, there are some extensions that are incompatible. I'm sticking to 1.0.7 for the time being because of that. Sorry, I should have mentioned that, since I already knew it but every time I upgrade Firefox, I do a backup copy of my profile, just in case something goes wrong - in this case, some incompatible extensions. But I do this without thinking about it so I didn't think of warning about it.
  17. Steve, Firefox 1.5 has been cooking for some time (I read about it a lot because I read news sites that talk about it). It's the path to 2.0 As for Mozilla 1.7.12, Jayson, just like Marie said, Mozilla and Firefox are completely separate programs. Mozilla is the old "Mozilla Suite", which includes a browser, an e- mail client, a webpage composer and a chat client (if I recall correctly) all in one program (which is actually several different programs but nevermind ). Firefox and Thunderbird are the "new generation" of browser and e-mail client from the Mozilla Foundation. They are intended to replace the Mozilla Suite sometime in the future. Judging by the download numbers, Firefox was a huge success when 1.0 lauched. In just 4 days, the 1.0 preview release counted more than 1 million downloads; in the very same day the 1.0 final version was launched, the download count for that day alone was way above the 1 million mark; 32 days after 1.0 final was released, 10.000.000 (yes, ten million!) downloads were registered! And it's still slowly taking market away from Internet Explorer. Besides, not every browser can brag about having a two page ad in the New York Times! Taking into account that this is an Open Source project, I think it's quite a feat I've been using it since its 0.6 days and all I can say is: give it a try. Actually, give them both (Firefox and Thunderbird) a try! By the way, for those of you who already knew mozilla.org, Firefox and Thunderbird are now hosted on a new website, mozilla.com
  18. Firefox 1.5 has just been released. It features some cool new stuff, like automated updates, drag and drop tabs reordering, improvements to popup blocking, better accessibility and better support for Mac OS X. Remember to use the mirrors so that the main site doesn't go belly up
  19. Get the IP address of all the domains you want to have access to the database on abc.com. Go to abc.com's control panel and in the database administration area, enter those IPs in the authorized hosts for the database you want. Voil√°, they can now access the database!
  20. From Slashdot: Or by switching to a differente browser
  21. Thanks, Don! I was using a Drupal function that sometimes could work in unexpected ways. I switched to a safe one and everything should be fine, now
  22. Those of you who knew my old website probably remember that if you visited it using Internet Explorer, you'd be redirected to a page explaining why you shouldn't use Internet Explorer and that my site isn't tested with it, so if anything was broken you'd know why and if you still wanted to see my website, you should switch browsers. Some people even got scared, because at first I had a message on that page saying "you have been hijacked", or something like that Well, since I installed Drupal, that "feature" has not been present. I decided it was time for me to correct that glitch and try my hand at writing a Drupal module. The result is "Stop IE 0.5", a very simple module that uses Gary White's PHP browser detection class to check if you're using IE and if so, it redirects you to that nice page I mentioned above, just like my old site used to do. For now, the page it redirects you to (/msie) is hard-coded into the stop_ie.module code but I'm planning to make a settings page for it where that page can be specified. I decided to put the module available here for download, in case someone wants to put it in a Drupal site. It has only been tested with Drupal 4.6.x but it should also work with 4.5.x and 4.4.x, I think. If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to post them here as a comment!
  23. If you ever found yourself looking at a log file full of referrer references to ****, drugs, I AM A SPAMMER, etc, this site might be usefull: http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/apache/block-referrer-spam/ It provides a huge referrer blocking list (makes use of mod_rewrite) that you can use in your .htaccess to prevent referrer spammers from ruining your log files.
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