[Dirvish] Explanation Needed of Error Message -- Update

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Thu Aug 16 15:47:22 UTC 2012

On Thu 16 Aug 2012, Rich Shepard wrote:
>    It's been a couple of years since I set up dirvish and I'm not seeing what
> else I need to do to start using this new drive. The

You need to create a directory for the vault, and within that a
directory dirvish with a default.conf file. Then initialize it with
dirvish --init --vault whatever

>    On a related topic: while laptop hard drives are meant to be turned on and
> off, I'm wondering if doing so with the failed WD Caviar Blue drive
> shortened its life. Since the PC-1 with a hard drive there's always been the
> debate about leaving a system with the hard drive spun up or shutting it
> down each night. I know that hard drives have improved over the past 3
> decades but would like your opinions on whether to leave this external drive
> on continuously or shut it off in the morning and turn it on in the evening.

I don't think it matters much nowadays. I usually leave things on as I'm
too lazy to switch them off or too impatient to wait for them to start
up :)


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