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Scylla Charybdis

Scylla Charybdis lets you get a data odyssey done with the help of two small monsters. It's easy to use, utilizes SSL (encryption), LIBZ (compression), and simple password protection. A builtin timeout detects link breaks (for dialups) such that an uploads can be automatically continued from where it broke (within a file). MD5 sums detect if files are successfully transferred. In case of data changes the destination is renamed and not overwritten (backup history). Data throttling can prevent the transfer from using up full link speed, such that a background upload does not disturb your SSH sessions (like SCP does).

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  •  07 Nov 2003 00:15

    Release Notes: This version features improved and better tested versions of example scripts (backuploop), the latest state of documentation, and customizable timeout. Odysseus can now gather filesystem metadata.

    •  18 Mar 2003 02:48

      Release Notes: A bug which appeared on missing files in file streaming mode has been fixed. There now is a first raw version of Odysseus to gather file stats, so that in the future it will be possible to restore the full filesystem structure, not only file contents.

      •  15 Jul 2002 22:38

        Release Notes: The memory leakage should be fixed now. (Note that this is release early, release often code.)

        •  15 Jun 2002 04:16

          Release Notes: A highly experimental enhancement was added, which permits the transfer of hundreds of files in one session (find | charybdis). It is possibly that memory leaks might still be present, so it is recommended that ulimit be used wisely. A major scylla bugfix means that backup history now can reach .~03~ and above.

          •  09 May 2002 23:56

            Release Notes: Throttling blocksize is used as socket MTU. There is not much documentation yet and the (straightforward) source was tested under SuSE Linux 7.x only.

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