[Cosmo-dev] adding password retrieval to cmp
jared at wordzoo.com
Fri Aug 18 10:46:01 PDT 2006
Brian Moseley wrote:
> there seem to be two main use cases for backup/restore:
> 1) a user wants a full backup/export of his stored content but doesn't
> want to have to write a fancy dav client to propfind and get all of
> his resources and tickets;
> 2) an admin wants to back up all of the information for a user,
> including his account profile and stored content
Ok, maybe. My mind went immediately to being able to restore one user's
data under a newly-created account, and the ability to merge two users by
restoring two different data sets into one user (naturally with the second
overwriting any conflicts in the first).
Another case would be partial backups, say rooted at a given path.
I'm not set on saying these are requirements; just backing back off to the
brainstorming phase and seeing if anyone else wants to chime in.
You know I favor modular, fundamental operations over tightly integrated
features. Gut instinct is that separating account and data operations, and
allowing data backup/restore to be rooted at a path would provide foundation
features that multiple models could be built on top of.
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