Re: vbackup reinvented?
> but vbackup remains unavailable.
Oh. I didn't check that because I use an already installed Debian package.
> I wrote glastree for the reason you
> mention: Perl is portable and popular.
> And I wrote it for fun, of course.
That's an argument. The thing I am missing is formerly-known-as-vbackup's ability to backup over the network using ssh or something similar as a transfer layer.
But after looking at the source I think this would be hard to implement in glastree because one would have to change the whole copying part into something stream based...
> Seems to do the same as vbackup already
Right, but vbackup remains unavailable. (Note there is another similar program pdumpfs (http://freshmeat.net/projects/pdumpfs), written in Ruby.)
I wrote glastree for the reason you mention: Perl is portable and popular. And I wrote it for fun, of course.
Seems to do the same as vbackup (http://freshmeat.net/projects/formerly-known-as-vbackup/) already does. Of course it may be an advantage that glastree is a Perl script, so it should run on every system Perl runs on.
This is a nice workaround to ufs not having .snapshots
For those of you spoiled by having automatic snapshots made for you, and who want/need quick-to-recover backups made without the delays involved of messing with tape, this script is for you.
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