[Box Backup] New encryption format & Space usage
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Apr 29 14:21:09 BST 2004
On 29 Apr 2004, at 14:10, Flavio Curti wrote:
> Hi, me again ;)
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 09:04:52AM -0400, rprice at freeshell.org wrote:
>> but what I was really hoping for was a list of files (and their sizes)
>> that were being backed up.
> I second that. I'd like to know:
> - when the last contact were
> - how many files/bytes were transferred
These two bits of info are available in the logs already -- make sure
local6.info is logged somewhere with syslog.
> - how many files were changed, new, deleted and so on
I could add that fairly easily. Expect it in the next version.
> Right now it's difficult to tell if the client really works... I was
> biten many times by backup-clients not really working, so it'd be nice
> if there was some way to gather some informations. ``bbackupctl stat''
> comes to mind.
Would that be really better than looking in the logs?
And to check the backup properly...
/usr/local/bin/bbackupquery "compare -a" quit
will give you a definitive answer regarding whether or not the backup
has worked. It's worth doing occasionally, and I'd be grateful if you
would, just to make sure this software is tested properly.
(add the -q flag to check checksums only, not downloading the file data
itself -- may not work with data uploaded with pre-0.05PLUS1B clients
with 0.05PLUS1B bbackupquery, though)
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