MPIBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses MPI and achieves significant speedup on cluster machines. The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 1.0.2 or newer (i.e. anything compressed with MPIBZIP2 can be decompressed with bzip2).
midget is a small SMB-share based backup script intended for use in unattended environments where finding a person to create backups is next to impossible. It is designed to allow the deployment of a file server with a built-in DVD-R drive at a client's site and subsequently perform completely automated backups. The backup server is configured through a CSV file stored on one of the server's shares.
bzip2smp parallelizes the bzip2 compression process to achieve a near-linear performance increase on SMP machines. On a two-processor Xeon machine, the speedup is around 180%. The tool's main purpose is to aid performing heavy-duty server backups. It can also be used on modern desktop multicore processors (such as AMD Athlon64 X2 and Intel Pentium D).
PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines. The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 1.0.2 or newer (ie: anything compressed with PBZIP2 can be decompressed with bzip2).
Fileprune will delete files from a collection, targeting a given distribution of the file timestamps within time as well as size, number, and age constraints. Its main purpose is to keep a set of periodically-created backup files to a manageable size while still providing reasonable access to older versions. The algorithm used for pruning is based on an exponential, Gaussian (normal), or Fibonacci distribution, and supports collections of files stored at irregular intervals.
LazySync is a file-synchronization program written for handheld devices using the SavaJeXE Java operating system. It attempts to offer similar functionality to HotSync and ActiveSync of the Palm and CE platforms, and supports synchronization via an existing TCP/IP network connection between handheld and host.