This is only being announced on the debian-devel list, as this is a VERY
alpha release. The program seems to work for me, please let me know if you
have any problems or suggestions. (This has not actually been deposited on
ftp.debian.org, as the system seems to be unavailable. -- I'll try tomorrow.)
Date: 21 Nov 95 05:54 UT
Maintainer: David H. Silber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Priority: High, if you need something like this, else Low.
Recommended: tar | cpio
Description: Debian GNU/Linux Data Backup Program.
Dbackup will copy all files that are not part of a Debian package or which
have been modified since installation to some backup media.
Actually, at this point it is only true that dbackup produces a list of
files which fit the above qualifications. It is up to the user to feed
this list to some program (such as tar or cpio) for the actual backup.
This version actually provides something usable. A command-line such as:
dbackup | cpio -oa > /dev/tape
would write a copy of all files that are not part of a Debian distribution
or otherwise prevented from being backed up to a tape as a cpio archive.
- Provide user documentation such as a manual page, an info page, examples
of use, etc.
- Manage media for backup.
- Provide a means for restoring a system from a dbackup run.
- Provide the ability to make incremental backups and apply them to the
- Provide an easy to use, graphical configuration manager.
- Exclude catman files from the backup, where there is a cooresponding
man source file.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5527 Nov 21 00:45 dbackup-0.1-alpha.2.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 60329 Nov 21 01:35 dbackup-0.1-alpha.2.tar.gz
David H. Silber email@example.com Project: Debian GNU/Linux (dbackup)
<http://www.access.digex.net/~dhs/> Wanted: Spare time.
Programmer for hire.