At 06:26 PM 8.7.2002 +0200, Michael Grant wrote:
>>>I'm looking for something to backup my files to a spare disk. But not
>>>just something like dump/restore that globs all the files into one
>>>large file (a virtual tape). And not just a cpdup to the spare disk
>>>I'd like to find something that's a bit more intelligent, something
>>>which lets me easily get at older versions of files or restore an
>>>entire file system. Something which doesn't store multiple copies of
>>>the same file and which uses compression and maybe even encryption.
>>>If I can't find anything suitable, I may just start an open source
>>>project to do something like this.
>>Then I suppose you would look at "tar" (base system) or "gtar" ( from ports
>>good for bigger than 2GB files)....
>Jack, tar is most definitely a solution which produces a tape archive
>(hence the name tar: Tape ARchiver). As I said, this is definitly not
>what I'm looking for.
>How can I make this more clear? I'm searching for something has the
>1) The backed up files on the backup disk are accessible individually
>(as in I don't have to hunt through a tarball)
>2) Several versions of the backed up file will exist like incremental
>3) Compressed, maybe encrypted
>4) Support for restoring an entire filesystem with things like
>devices, pipes, and in it.
>So far, in my searching, I have found something named storebackup on
>sourceforge.net which is a set of perlscripts. It handles only
>regular files, but it's in the right direction. I'd like to find
>something like this but more complete.
Tar is not limited to TAPEs... using the -f switch allows backups to
"f"iles too.... I use it for backups to HDs....
Jack L. Stone,
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