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Author Topic: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?  (Read 3450 times)

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Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:28:41 AM »
Any one tried the git-annex system?

Quoted below are two use cases:

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use case: The Archivist

Bob has many drives to archive his data, most of them kept offline, in a safe place.

With git-annex, Bob has a single directory tree that includes all his files, even if their content is being stored offline. He can reorganize his files using that tree, committing new versions to git, without worry about accidentally deleting anything.

When Bob needs access to some files, git-annex can tell him which drive(s) they're on, and easily make them available. Indeed, every drive knows what is on every other drive.

Bob thinks long-term, and so he appreciates that git-annex uses a simple repository format. He knows his files will be accessible in the future even if the world has forgotten about git-annex and git.

Run in a cron job, git-annex adds new files to archival drives at night. It also helps Bob keep track of intentional, and unintentional copies of files, and logs information he can use to decide when it's time to duplicate the content of old drives.

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use case: The Nomad

Alice is always on the move, often with her trusty netbook and a small handheld terabyte USB drive, or a smaller USB keydrive. She has a server out there on the net. She stores data, encrypted in the Cloud.

All these things can have different files on them, but Alice no longer has to deal with the tedious process of keeping them manually in sync, or remembering where she put a file. git-annex manages all these data sources as if they were git remotes.

When she has 1 bar on her cell, Alice queues up interesting files on her server for later. At a coffee shop, she has git-annex download them to her USB drive. High in the sky or in a remote cabin, she catches up on podcasts, videos, and games, first letting git-annex copy them from her USB drive to the netbook (this saves battery power).

When she's done, she tells git-annex which to keep and which to remove. They're all removed from her netbook to save space, and Alice knows that next time she syncs up to the net, her changes will be synced back to her server.



Also from the homepage:

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git-annex is designed for git users who love the command line. For everyone else, the git-annex assistant turns git-annex into an easy to use folder synchroniser.

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 09:27:45 AM »
Seems a programmer tool. But I am going to try and comment.
Best Regards
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 09:38:17 AM »
Owwww. Downloading for Android to my S4 device.
recently i assisted to the TLP 2014 and see a Docker presentation.
It's a virtual machine for developers. Very useful indeed for developers. But for trying apps they tell me i don't need that tool.
 ;D
And on windows there is an alpha. Downloadinggggggggggggggggg
I will comment !!!!!!!
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 12:09:31 PM »
git-annex is not in google play. So i download directly.
Recently I have to reiniate the mobile because corruption.
I have not rooted the mobile yet because of the warranty. So i have to download from the web and install.
Trying.
It's heavy about 22 MB
open a terminal
What's next ?

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 12:27:58 PM »
Trying the alpha for windows . I will comment.
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 01:46:23 PM »
Iniatially ask me for GIT but I retry and seems install correctly. But I don't see the shorcut in the desktop.
I install GIT too. It's a console.
A very serious program indeed.
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 04:46:38 AM »
I reiniatate in windows 7 and obtain this message :

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 09:27:29 PM »
I haven't installed this software yet so have no experience using it -- but the message seems to be saying something about not being able to find some file.

I didn't figure out whether it's the file named:

  "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\git-annex-autostart.vbs"

that is missing or whether there is something mentioned in that file that might be missing.  Have you looked to see whether that file exists and if so, what the contents are?

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 12:56:41 PM »
I try later. Now I am on my head searching an utility to change the window title.
I found one does, but when i launch the window again continues with its name....
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 06:26:55 AM »
This is the content of the vbs file :

Set objshell=CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Run("git annex assistant --autostart"), 0, False

The file is in the correct ubication. Must be the prior lines.


A screenshot of the folder on my pc.

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 08:21:14 PM »
Perhaps this is what is being suggested by the error:

1. Line 2 of git-annex-autostart.vbs is failing
2. Line 2 seems to be requesting that the command "git annex assistant --autostart" be executed
3. If the failure is due to a file being failed to be located, may be the process executing the vbs file is not able to locate the executable for "git".

Since the windows support seems to be in beta, may be it's better to wait until it's more polished.

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
I hope that what happen may serve to you.
I am very used to install programs. Not as a programmer of course.
I have observed the program - or the needed GIT uses the contextual menu with three entries :
Git init here
Git gui
Git bas
I am not using the program and the aim was try the system for you. I think needs a litlle more of "ergonomy" and easy manipulation.
So I don't recommend
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I don't recommend for me of course
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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 10:54:29 PM »
Thanks for trying :)

May be it will be more generally accessible at some point down the line.

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Re: Tried git-annex / git-annex assistant?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2014, 02:03:25 PM »
Ready to try for you. Anything in any moment.
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