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Random Access Backup

Random Access Backup (RAB) is a simple backup system featuring backups to removable media, like DVD RAM, MO media, and CD. Files to be backed up are first written to a removable medium. When enough files have accumulated, RAB writes a checkpoint of the current backup state to CD. The primary part of RAB is a library which may be used to create customized backup applications for your special needs.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  13 Jan 2003 22:03

    Release Notes: A few new features were added. The most important is the ability to save selected directory trees using compressed tarballs. Another new feature is to schedule specific directory trees to be written only to a backup CD or only to a removable medium.

    •  13 Nov 2002 22:40

      Release Notes: An error when creating an RPM package of rab using a current version of RPM has been fixed. The command 'make rpm' should now work with RPM 4.1.

      •  29 Oct 2002 22:26

        Release Notes: Some bugs in the build system have been fixed. Functions to include additional directories to a checkpoint have been added. The command line options -i and -S have been added to rab, as well as new interval configuration and a corresponding -I option. This release adds backup to existing directories. A graphical build script has been added.

        •  08 Oct 2002 20:20

          Release Notes: This release provides a more flexible method to handle failures of cdrecord. The user may either just try again, or they get a shell escape to handle CD burning manually. When changing directory trees to be backed up, it will try to import old backup data to these new directory trees. Some problems installing rab without using RPM are fixed now.

          •  19 Sep 2002 19:52

            Release Notes: This release provides some bugfixes and introduces three new features. Most importantly, it is now able to ignore specific subdirectories in a recursive directory.


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