[Koha] Taking patron images out of db into a directory
mtompset at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 11 16:58:55 NZST 2020
> Mmmm... no.
> This kind of comment is completely counterproductive to meaningful
> cooperation. Please be constructive without being dismissive.
If that had been all I wrote, then your comment would be valid in my mind.
However, you didn't include the rest of the comment which explained why no:
"People doing backups might forget to supplement
the default Koha backup with that specific directory, and come a
system failure and a restore later... they discover the photos are
I also said:
"Putting the files in another collection that gets backed up differently
would be okay."
So... over all, I do not think I was dismissive, and apologize if people
read it that way.
I was sharing worries, because I believe someone (probably me and others),
somewhere, somehow will forget to configure something, and then something
bad will happen, because they forgot or didn't realize. After all, the
original poster did ask, "What is your idea?" which I took to mean, "What do
you think?" Sharing worries and gut reactions are valid answers to the
question, though as Owen noted not useful for trying to find a good
+1 to Tomas' comment about command line utilities to keep sync.
> Afaik we already have an option to include index files and uploaded
> files in the backups - I think it should not be hard to add another
If we do, that's great. If not, we have a functionality gap to solve.
Additionally, system level things are usually beyond the access of
librarians and only IT.
Katrin addressed my concern:
> We could make the switch between database and directory storage a syspref
+1 to this idea.
Hope this clarifies.
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