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Bug#1019139: ITP: zpaqfranz -- Swiss army knife for backup and disaster recovery

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Franco Corbelli <franco@francocorbelli.com>

* Package name    : zpaqfranz
  Version         : 55.14
  Upstream Author : Franco Corbelli <franco@francocorbelli.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/fcorbelli/zpaqfranz
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: C, C++
  Description     : Swiss army knife for backup and disaster recovery

Like 7z or RAR on steroids,with deduplicated "snapshots" (versions)
Conceptually similar to Mac time machine, but much more efficiently
Keeps backup always-to-always, no need to ever prune (CryptoLocker)
Easily handles millions of files and TBs of data, non-latin support
Cloud backups with full encryption, minimal data transfer/bandwidth
Data integrity check CRC32+XXHASH|SHA-1|SHA-2|SHA-3|MD5|XXH3|BLAKE3
Thorough data verification, multithread support (real world 1GB+/s)
Specific zfs handling functions,full multiplatform interoperability
Particularly suitable for minimal space storage of virtual machines

Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, OmniOS and others

This is a fork of zpaq 7.15 (already in Debian) which was abandoned 
by the developer (Matt Mahoney) in 2016.

I have integrated innovative features, in particular the compatibility 
with the zfs filesystem, which is increasingly popular also on Debian,
and controls up to the paranoid level.
It also works on "weird" platforms (eg PowerPC big endian), 
but I don't really know how to configure rules :)

Basically it is an evolution from a file compressor (zpaq) to 
an archiver / backup (zpaqfranz)

I have attempted to contact the maintainer of zpaq 7.15, 
and an Italian senior Debian developer, but without answer

It is going to be included in the FreeBSD and OpenBSD ports 
and I get about 70 github stars (of course few, but not zero)

I definitely need a sponsor and, even more, advices from those 
who are more experienced (this is my very first attempt with Debian)
for the "packaging" process


It is not so easy to disentangle the various versions, 
warnings and guides that are not always updated

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