[cs615asa] hw5 Question

Jan Schaumann jschauma at stevens.edu
Tue Apr 2 12:58:25 EDT 2019

Justin Barish <jbarish at stevens.edu> wrote:
> Can we assume that if the user supplies a volume, it will be big enough?

No, users are not likely to pay attention to the size of the directory
they are backing up.

> If not, can we use a fail condition of if the supplied volume isn't "at
> least two times the size of the directory to be backed up," or should we
> only reject the volume if it is actually smaller than the directory to be
> backed up?

As a user, what would you expect?

I think I'd probably want the tool to succeed so long as the volume is
large enough to hold the data.  If it's not, I'd expect the tool to tell
me and error out.


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