Talk:Synchronization and backup programs

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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)

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)

Cloud backups

Can I add these tree other options or they are not suitable by any reason?

- Drive[1] - AUR[2]
- Copy[3] - AUR[4]
- Bitcasa[5] - AUR[6]

--Gabriel B. Casella (talk) 21:37, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure, considering that MEGA is listed in Backup_Programs#Cloud_backups, these three would fit there much better ;) But please keep the structure the same as for other software. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:01, 13 December 2013 (UTC)