Re: [foxboro] Software Install failure

  • From: Terry Doucet <doucet427@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:58:02 -0400

The floppy diskette is a terribly unreliable media for data storage and I think 
the tar mechanism is the worst form that could be used on the floppy from a 
data security point of view.


With all the data transfer mechanisms available today, the 3.5 inch floppy 
drive is the least used and has not even been offered as a standard feature on 
computers for many years. I removed the floppy drive from my old home computer 
before I sent it to the recycle dump just in case I found some data on a floppy 
that I might want, but it is unlikely I will ever install it in the new 


Be careful of what you ask in looking for automatic data propagation after a 
COMMIT has been performed. I would think that a sober second look at the COMMIT 
outcome on the first station might be good before manually requesting 
(triggering an automatic function) propagation of the data all around your 
network. Otherwise you might be reloading all your computers from the last 
backup.  It certainly does not need to be a committed install on every computer 
just to transfer files.



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