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DAR - Disk ARchive

command line and library for full, incremental, encrypted backups

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DAR is a command-line backup tool, that uses compression, makes differential or full backups, which can be split over several files or disks. Dar saves *all* UNIX inode types, hard links, as well as Extended Attributes. And many other features.

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Features

  • Archiving/backup
  • Integrated compression and encryption
  • Sliced archive in files of requested size
  • Full/incremental/differential/decremental backup
  • Hardlink support for plain files, special devies, softlinks, named pipes,
  • Sparse file detection and restoration
  • Extended Attributes support (including Linux ACL and MacOS X File Forks)
  • Fast restoration of files even from compressed and/or encrypted archive
  • Support for tape (sequential reading mode)
  • Table contents isolation for use as differential backup or if archive corruption occurred
  • On-fly md5 or sha1 hash file generation for each archive slice
  • Hooks for user's scripts between slices
  • Hooks for action before and after saving user defined directory of file (suitable for live database backup)
  • Detection of file change during backup, possibility to retry a failed file up to a given number times
  • Archive merging with default or fine tunable overwriting policy
  • Dry-run execution mode
  • User comments in archive header
  • Archive reslicing without decompression or decryption
  • Remote operation through ssh or netcat
  • Integrated archive protection and repair using Parchive

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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, Education, Information Technology, Science/Research, System Administrators

User Interface

Command-line, Console/Terminal

Programming Language

C++

Registered

2002-10-25
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