[Box Backup] 0.05PLUS1
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Apr 28 13:17:45 BST 2004
I've just uploaded a new preview version to
This includes some slightly fundamental changes, but it's completely
backwards compatible (and I spent quite a bit of time making sure it
was.) So it's perfectly safe to install and use. However, 0.05PLUS1
clients need a 0.05PLUS1 server (although 0.05PLUS1 servers are happy
with earlier clients).
This also includes a THANKS.txt file, which is long overdue. Since I
foolishly haven't been writing it as I've gone along, I would
appreciate gentle reminders if you should be on the list, but I've
missed you off.
Right then, changes:
* add usage command to bbackupquery
- tells you how much space you're using on the server from the client
* bug fixes
* add delete [yes] command to bbstoreaccounts
- delete accounts as well as create them! Use the optional 'yes'
argument to skip the confirmation question.
* add check [fix] [quiet] command to bbstoreaccounts
- more on this later
* Use AES for file data
- After long consideration, I think AES is a better choice of cipher
for file data, mainly due to the larger block size. Blowfish is still
used for meta data (as it's more space efficient with it's 64 bit block
size), and Blowfish encoded files can still be restored.
Account checking: If you do something like
/usr/local/bin/bbstoreaccounts check 31
account 31 will be checked for errors. If you do
/usr/local/bin/bbstoreaccounts check 31 fix
these errors will be fixed.
It may take a while to run, but will get all the readable files into a
state where they can be restored, and repair all the problems which may
cause the server to give errors. So if you have problems when files get
corrupted (eg an unclean shutdown corrupts a file or two) then this
should sort it out.
I'd like to make sure that it's working correctly. If you could check
some real-life accounts (without the fix option!) and report back, that
would be appreciated.
This doesn't fix errors in the underlying raid file system, I'm writing
a separate utility to do that.
Thanks for trying this all out!
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