This makes a certain amount of time that you have not had any news about NSsbackup. This is due to my occupation. Between jobs and the development of many new features of NSsbackup, I did not have time to write an article for you.
Moreover, I did not want to write one, before being sure of the path being taken by the software. Now it is time for me to put on perfume.
NSsbackup goes much change between version 0.1 and 0.2. There will be a number of features that high demand will emerge. I would like to thank all those who have made requests for features, feedback and testing (even if they were not being advised: p).
So come in with these additions (the updated list of planned functionality and developed today are available on Launchpad):
- Using the backup feature TAR: Unlike version 0.1, this is no longer NSsbackup which will examine the changes occurred on a file but TAR. This means more rigorous about changes (see manual TAR | (in) )
- To enable the functionality mentioned above, we turn to version 1.5 backups (can be frozen yet, which is why I would not recommend testing NSsbackup 0.2 for the moment) . The update backups to version 1.5 today has been implemented
- Support compression options: I was asked to allow NSsbackup to make non-compressed backups (eg for making a backup of photos which are already compressed-) so do not waste time and resources to yield too low. The feature is available in 0.2. 3 types of options: Gzip, Bzip2, and uncompressed.
- Profiles Management : A user can now have multiple configuration files in order to prepare different profiles backups to be performed (Photos, Settings, Documents). A profile is a comprehensive configuration file (location specific profile, exclusions own profile …)
- split of the archive into several files of configurable size : In order to make backups to CD, DVD or a hard FAT32, it is now possible to make a backup with the backup file TAR divided into file sizes specified. This feature comes from TAR and has its limits. THE SNAPSHOT ARE REQUIRED TO BE UNCOMPRESSED!
- Snapshots Management: This is a more general management of backups. I intend to implement them things like how to change the basis of a backup, deleting a backup, transfer of backup. You may think that it was enough just to delete the file of the backup concerned but it is much more complicated. I try to lose a minimum of data in the application of these actions. If you delete « by hand » such a backup, you lose the files it is the only one to contain, you have also removed the basis for the next backup created instability in the software. For this reason it is necessary that NSsbackup provide a correct way to conduct these operations. This feature asks me a lot of time and effort.
Coming (if time permits):
- Logarithmic Purge : Available in Sbackup, this feature inadequate. Sbackup removed « by hand » backups and therefore fell into the pattern of previously written. That is why I turned it off in NSsbackup 0.1. To successfully purge Logarithmic, I need that feature ((management)) Backups is successful.
- Schedule Management for non-admin users : I am going to have this feature based on a library python-schedule I will create from the implementation of Gnome-Schedule (once again, I thank the developers of this software to their agreement and support). This task can be done in parallel, but I can not be on two fronts at once :-(. Then, if a charitable soul wants to help me, I’ll welcome him with open arms. Him I could also provide support. task really is not hard and can be used as a small project python to anyone who wishes to engage. The key is finalizing python-schedule therefore be the primary developer (isn’t it good for a CV? 🙂 ).
- System program restore : On systems based Debian NSbackup made a backup of the list of software installed and uninstalled. You can use this list (at the terminal) to restore the state system software in a backup. NSsbackup could provide this functionality as graphics. Call for nominations!
- Web Configuration Interface: This is a proposal from a member of the team NSsbackup, I have decided to leave this feature is undoubtedly super interesting the sense that NSsbackup could easily be installed on a server without X.
So much for the News, see you 🙂
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