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Yet another backup script solution
Authored by: luomat on Jun 12, '06 05:01:26PM
SD's implementation is superior than cron because it is easier to use.
The SD! scheduler is a GUI for managing cron entries that run scheduled backups. So, it's not really superior to something it uses. :-)

Actually I find SD!'s scheduler much more superior because it is easier to use. Who wouldn't rather check boxes for day of the week than try to remember which column is for day and which is for month? And is "3" Tuesday or Wednesday?

So SD!'s scheduler can be superior to something it uses the same way clicking "Send" in Mail.app (or any mail program) is easier than telnetting to the SMTP server and manually communicating with it.



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Yet another backup script solution
Authored by: sjk on Jun 12, '06 11:33:23PM
You originally said SD!'s implementation is superior to cron, not that SD!'s scheduler UI is easier to use for managing cron entries than editing them more directly without it. It sounded like you were saying SD! was a superior replacement for cron itself.

Same as clicking "Send" in Mail doesn't make it superior to (or a replacement for) SMTP; that just makes it easier to use SMTP than the telnet method you described.

Anyway, we're agreeing even if we say it differently. :-)

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