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sr #107460: storeBackup on Windows?

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Submitted:  Tue 17 Aug 2010 03:41:14 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
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Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows
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Wed 18 Aug 2010 05:07:12 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks a lot! I didn't expect such a quick reply.

If I succeed with porting I will come back here and post my results.

Thanks again for such a well designed tool. It impresses me before I've even started using it. And I really appreciate that you offer the work of probably hundreds of hours to all of us for free. It really seems to be worthwile supporting free software by switching to Linux.

Wed 18 Aug 2010 03:19:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

It should run with cygwin. I tested this about 6 oder 7 years ago.

If I remember well it was also possible to backup data (with hard links) via cygwin on an ntfs file system.

If you want to test it, be sure to use absolute paths and not this c: (etc.) stuff will will not work.

I expect you will loose your ntfs specific permissions in the backup. That might be no problem if you only want to save your personal data.

Porting storebackup to windows natively would be not really funny (I expect). Storebackup does a lot path checking (with '/') and depends on fork/exec. I personally do not plan to support windows.

Naturallly, it's best to switch to Linux ;-) .
Even my wife does not use windows any more, and the only thing she knows about computers is that it's my fault if anything doesn't work ;-) .

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
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Tue 17 Aug 2010 03:41:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

Do you see any chance that storeBackup could be ported to Windows? I am really no computer geek and have little hope I would succeed. But I might try to learn how Cygwin works and so on. However, can storeBackup at all be used with NTFS?

Currently I am using rsyncBackup as backup tool on a Windows PC.  It is quite similar to storeBackup, but lacks some important features like backupCheck or identification of duplicates which is really nasty if you rename large directories.

Therefore I googled for 'hardlink backup' and found storeBackup. It seems to be the single best backup tool around, far ahead of other stuff.

Hmmm, perhaps the best overall solution would be to switch to Linux...



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