sysadmins: You ever do that thing where you write a very clever and elegant solution to a problem adjacent to someone else's software, only to have the maintainer of the software you're working with change everything and negate your elegant solution?

And your disappointment is less around "I have to solve this again" as "all my beautiful, clever work is nullified"?

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BackupPC changed the storage pool format with v4 and completely broke how I did offsite backups of just the most recent backups and there's just no easy fix. Have to throw out my backup scripts and start over.

Heck, I've got enough storage on my backup service... I could just sync the entire pool. But in a disaster, I'd have to download the whole 500GB pool to restore even one server. In the old scheme, I could download a single backup.

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@CarlCravens@mastodon.xyz Oof. Hopefully you'll find something that gets you the benefits the old method had.

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