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== <s>Misleading info about rsync?</s> ==
"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 [http://blog.interlinked.org/tutorials/rsync_time_machine.html]. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 13:07, 11 November 2011 (EST)
:Current description says it is possible, closing. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 07:13, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
== <s>Spideroak</s> ==
Spideroak [https://spideroak.com/download/] in the AUR is another cloud-based alternative --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 13:12, 11 November 2011 (EST)
:Mentioned on the page, closing. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 07:14, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
== <s>Futher improvments</s> ==
[[Common Applications]] now links to this article, so information here should be converted to App template usage. -- [[User:AlexanderR|AlexanderR]]
12:09, 2 January 2012 (EST)
:Implemented, closing. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 07:15, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
== should we mention par2cmdline? ==
== should we mention par2cmdline? ==

Revision as of 22:02, 13 December 2013

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)