DataStore::CAS::FS::DirCodec::Minimal - Directory representation with minimal metadata
This class packs a directory as a list of [type, hash, filename], which is very efficient, but omits metadata that you often would want in a backup.
This is primarily intended for making small frequent backups inbetween more thorough nightly backups.
$serialized= $class->encode( \@entries, \%metadata )
Serialize the given entries into a scalar.
Serialize the bare minimum fields of each entry. Each entry will have 3 pieces of data saved: type, name, and ref.
The %metadata is encoded using JSON, which isn't very compact, but if you really want a minimal encoding you shouldn't supply metadata anyway.
$dir= $class->decode( %params )
Reverses encode, to create a Dir object.
See DirCodec->load for details on %params.
Michael Conrad <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Michael Conrad, and IntelliTree Solutions llc.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
To install DataStore::CAS::FS, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.