[Dirvish] dirvish-runall before dirvish-expire

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Feb 3 10:47:29 UTC 2012

Paul Slootman wrote:
> I'm wondering whether the && should be replaced by a simple
> semicolon; if the expire fails for whatever reason, then I would
> still like dirvish to try and make new backups.

In practice, I've never seen dirvish-expire fail, except when there was
some problem that would also stop dirvish-runall, so I suspect the
difference is moot. I guess one's attitude depends how vital taking a
backup is versus how easy to clean up the mess when something goes wrong.

> (I don't know whether failures in individual image backups get passed
> on through dirvish-runall, I haven't checked the code.)

I don't know either :) It's not normally an issue, but would be if the
running order were reversed.

Cheers, Dave

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