Talk:Synchronization and backup programs
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 . --Markus00000 13:07, 11 November 2011 (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.
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.
- You are free to add your tool. But since this is an Arch Wiki, the tool should be easily accessed by Arch user. I think at least a AUR package is needed. Create a AUR package is very easy. See the AUR and PKGBUILD for how to. -- Fengchao (talk) 07:42, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Can I add these tree other options or they are not suitable by any reason?