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CoderBackup utility for OS4.x20101215 20:38
Hi all,

Is there a good backup utility for OS4?

Cheers,
Coder
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ChrisHRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101215 21:02  #130
@Coder
I guess it depends what you want out of a "backup utility". If you want something that will just look for any changed files, and then copy those over, then probably quite a few programs will meet your needs. If you want something which compresses everything into one file, and perhaps does verification of that file, then your options may be a bit more limited.

I personally use my (Shell only) FolderSync2 program for backups, which has never been properly released (some betas were posted).
cha05e90Re: Backup utility for OS4.x20101215 21:14  #132
@ChrisH

Yep, FolderSync2 was might first thought, too. In theory Diavolo Backup should still work with OS4.1. In theory, 'cos I never tested it in deep. The scheduler might be usefull if you backup to a disk partition or a net disk.
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101215 21:19  #134
@ChrisH

I am actually looking for something that will compress everything into one file. Actually a good GUI packer program could be something for this.

Cheers,
Coder
kas1eRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101215 22:36  #136
@Coder

Imho you just need something like "lha a -r backup.lha system:#?" for now.

Its from the shell of course, but gui will be trivial as well (just requester for choice the partition or directory to be packed, output file name and start/quit buttons). If you know reaction or mui3, then hour of work should be.
TSKRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 00:25  #139
@Coder

Cranu
tonywRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 09:05  #150
@kas1e

lha is not much fun if you want to back up a lot of files in a large volume. As it gets further through the disk volume, adding files to the archive, it gets slower and...slower...and...slower...and...
ChrisHRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 09:46  #151
@Coder
Why do you need it in one compressed file? (There are some valid reasons, so I am just curious)
slayerRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 10:00  #152
@Coder

Just put everything you want in one directory and tar it all up quickly with no compression and then bzip compression 9 the resulting single tar file (yuck that's terrible english LOL)

I used to use lzx but then I started needing something that supported softlinks so went to tar etc

let me know if you're interested and I'll try and dig out the command strings... of course, if you haven't got heaps of working space this might not be an option for you...
RIBDEVIL1Re: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 14:13  #153
@Coder

Diabolo Backup v3.7 PRO works fine here.
You make backups from everything to everything, easy annnd fast.
VooDooRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 17:01  #158
@RIBDEVIL1

Yeah the same I say..Using Diavolo from OS3.x great tool!
xenicRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 18:09  #160
@Coder
I don't use a backup utility anymore. I now use an easy but expensive (initially) method. I bought an eSATAp adapter for my SAM and purchased a 2.5" 500GB drive (on sale at Best Buy for $50). Now I just connect the external drive (SFS formatted), fire up the SAM and drag-n-drop all my partitions to the external drive. Even a SATA copy takes some time because of all the small files but I just take a lunch break and it's done when I return. I prefer the uncompressed backup because it's quick and easy to find and recover files.

ChrisHRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 19:24  #163
@xenic
Now I just connect the external drive (SFS formatted), fire up the SAM and drag-n-drop all my partitions to the external drive. Even a SATA copy takes some time because of all the small files but I just take a lunch break and it's done when I return. I prefer the uncompressed backup because it's quick and easy to find and recover files.

If you used a proper utility (which compared file dates) then it would be a *lot* quicker. Probably 10 or 100 times, depending on your usage.

It would also have the benefit of deleting old files that you have deleted/renamed...
amigadadRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 21:18  #165
@VooDoo

Can we download it somewhere??
VooDooRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101216 21:47  #166
@amigadad

On Aminet You have demo version...here You have http://amigazeux.net/diavolo/down.php MorphOS version....but os3.x full version..hmm dont know..

Before vesalia.de have it but so expansive 63 eur..
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:18  #170
@kas1e

That might be something for me to do in the near future creating a GUI front-end.

Cheers,
Coder
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:20  #171
@TSK

Bingo! I already love his FTP tool he made. Thanks.

Cheers,
Coder
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:23  #172
@ChrisH

Why do you need it in one compressed file? (There are some valid reasons, so I am just curious)

It does not have to be but I am just used having it done like this. The files I would backup are not that big. Just my programming projects.

Cheers,
Coder
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:25  #173
@slayer

I am interested. :-)

Cheers,
Coder
CoderRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:26  #174
@RIBDEVIL1 / VooDoo

Is this available for download legally or can it be purchased?

Cheers,
Coder

redfoxRe: Backup utility for OS4.x20101217 00:32  #175
@Coder

BackUp by Daniel Westerberg (OnyxSoft).

It is quite easy to use. Don't know if it will do all you want to do.

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redfox


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