Talk:Synchronization and backup programs

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Misleading info about rsync?

"Impossible to restore a full backup before the most recent backup" This sounds incorrect. I can restore full backups before the most recent backup using something similar to [1]. --Markus00000 13:07, 11 November 2011 (EST)


Spideroak [2] in the AUR is another cloud-based alternative --Markus00000 13:12, 11 November 2011 (EST)

Futher improvments

Common Applications now links to this article, so information here should be converted to App template usage. -- AlexanderR 12:09, 2 January 2012 (EST)

should we mention par2cmdline?

I had used parchive before and was looking for its packagename for it here. Maybe it should be mentioned. Feels backup-related enough to me.

Thanks --Kristianlm (talk) 13:01, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Guidelines for adding programs?

Should a particular program (assuming it is open source) already have a package created for ArchLinux before adding it to this list? Also, what if it is relatively new, and doesn't have a lot of users yet, should it go through a minimum amount of other user testing before adding it? In the interest of full disclosure, I have recently contributed a backup system as open source (currently hosted on github), that I've personally used for a while -- it is similar in concept to the rsync-based backups, but it includes full file level deduplication (even across multiple clients), an SQLite-based catalog, and the client side uses standard GNU tar, find, and a wrapper shell script (no binaries to install on the client side). So you end up with the simplicity of rsync, with some of the features of the heavy-weight backup programs.

Thought I would ask here first before posting a writeup on the main wiki page -- don't want to appear like I'm spamming links or anything. Derekp7 (talk) 01:48, 17 February 2013 (UTC)