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rsync can handle hard links, yes.
What is difficult is that there are so many hard links and so many seeks required that it takes way too long to be practical.
~@backup3% df -i
Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
Its primary disadvantage is the logical consequence of all those hard links. Duplicating the backup store, so you can send it offsite, is basically impossible with filesystem-level tools. You have to copy the entire filesystem to the offsite media, typically with dd.
It also can make your life difficult if you're trying to restore a lot of data all at once, like after a disaster. You take your offsite disks that you've dd' copied, hook them up, and start to run restores.
The hard links mean lots and lots of disk head seeks, so you are doing random i/o on your restore. This is really slow. If I ever have to do this, my plan is to buy a bunch of SSD's to copy my backup onto. Since there are no seeks on SSDs it will be much faster.
i find the right and left thumb switches on the kinesis are very useful; the thumbs are basically wasted with the typical keyboard layout and this makes them much more useful. When I go back to a standard lame keyboard i really miss the backspace with my left thumb.
For the original poster, you ought to be able to figure out something to do with the keymapping that will work given your right thumb is out of commission.
As the previous poster said the keyboard is remappable (on older models it was an extra cost option but i think now it's standard). This is cool; for example, vi users might do as i do and map the left thumb "delete" key to esc.
Their tech support is excellent.
These keyboards are expensive but worth it.
there's an explicit non-warranty of data on drives, because the consumer wants to put their priceless data on a cheap drive; the market has spoken, though, and cheap drives sell and expensive ones don't.
The car analogy is flawed - there's an explicit reliability warranty on all new cars, and an implicit expectation of safety (often made explicit by the mfr's advertising).
You're talking about a device extremely sensitive to heat, moisture, vibration, and magnetism at the least and people want to cram 2TB of priceless family photos and their thesis paper into a $50 device without making backups.
I think hard drive manufacturers should have to include free data restoration for the life of the warranty.
I find it amazing that these are written by the same person.
Interesting - I hadn't actually looked at it beyond a quick glance. They will accept a standard certificate request, but as Lazy Jones describes above they'll just generate it all for you.
It's a tough call for me whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Obviously, as you say, when they generate the key for you, you're giving them your ssl session. OTOH, maybe if it gets more people using ssl in more cases, it's worth it.