Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_001_093C_01C936BB.B2016570" ------=_NextPart_001_093C_01C936BB.B2016570 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi All I tried to contact Craig back in August with the email below but unfortunately have had no response.... Is there anyone out in the larger dev community or BackupPC that may be able to look into our request? Regards Stuart From: [JSWeb] Stuart Ledingham [mailto:stuart@jsweb.co.uk] Sent: 21 August 2008 18:21 To: 'cbarratt@users.sourceforge.net' Cc: 'jamie@jsweb.co.uk' Subject: BackupPC -proposal Hi Craig First off I would like to say what big fans we are of the BackupPC application - we use it to backup linux servers and think it is great. We would be interested to expand its capability to allow us to give end users access to just their files - we have many users per server. Currently BackupPC backs up the entire server (OS, apps and user files) which is great for us as server admins but would love the ability to let end users get into a restore backup screen which gives them access to just their files with no visibility of the rest of the server. All user files are held in a directory with the same name as their username eg. /home/username (is the usual setup in linux) in our particular case all user directories are in the form: /hsphere/local/home/username We would want the users to be able to download the files as zip or tars but probably wouldn't give them the option to do a direct restore to the server from the web interface.. This would seem to be a case of cloning and adapting the existing restore screen and creating a new class of user who is only able to see this new 'end user' screen in the menu selection. Obviously they would need to see the same style directory tree for all files / directories within their own top level home directory to choose which files/directories to download. Do you think this is possible?? I realise that time is money so perhaps you could give us an estimate of how much you would like as a donation towards this brilliant opensource project to implement this functionality - which we would obviously wish to share with the wider world in a future release of BackupPC. Ultimately we would love to build an addon to the hsphere hosting control panel software to link into backupPC to make the two systems seem integrated to the end user. But initially it would be great just to be able to give users access to the backups of their files. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards Stuart Ledingham CEng MEng CITP MBCS Technical Manager ------------------------------- JSWeb - affordable friendly website design & hosting. Email: info@jsweb.co.uk Help Desk: http://support.jswebconsole.co.uk UK Tel: +44 (0)845 86 200 12 IRELAND Tel: +353 (1) 52 62 72 1 Skype: JSWEBHOSTING Join JSWeb's Affiliate Scheme & start making money today... http://www.jsweb.co.uk/ZenCart-Affiliate-Scheme.php JSWEB The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the writer and not necessarily those of JSWeb Ltd. As is normal company policy, the information contained herein is given in the strictest of confidence and without any financial or other liability to the writer, the company or its staff. We have taken precautions to minimise the risk of transmitting software viruses, but cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify us by email to info@jsweb.co.uk and delete it from your system. JSWeb Ltd; VAT Number GB 920 4863 32; Registered in England and Wales No: 6337825 Registered head office: Martingale Barn, Sillins Lane, Redditch, Worcs, B97 5TL, UK ------=_NextPart_001_093C_01C936BB.B2016570 Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Hi = All

 

I tried to contact = Craig back in August with the email below but unfortunately have had no = response....

 

Is there anyone out = in the larger dev community or BackupPC that may be able to look into our = request?

 

Regards

Stuart

 

From: [JSWeb] Stuart Ledingham [mailto:stuart@jsweb.co.uk]
Sent: 21 August 2008 18:21
To: 'cbarratt@users.sourceforge.net'
Cc: 'jamie@jsweb.co.uk'
Subject: BackupPC -proposal

 

Hi Craig

 

First off I would like to say what big fans we are = of the BackupPC application - we use it to backup linux servers and think it is = great.

 

We would be interested to expand its capability to = allow us to give end users access to just their files - we have many users per = server.

 

Currently BackupPC backs up the entire server (OS, = apps and user files) which is great for us as server admins but would love the = ability to let end users get into a restore backup screen which gives them = access to just their files with no visibility of the rest of the = server.

 

All user files are held in a directory with the = same name as their username eg.

 

/home/username (is the usual setup in = linux)

 

in our particular case all user directories are in = the form:

 

/hsphere/local/home/username

 

We would want the users to be able to download the = files as zip or tars but probably wouldn't give them the option to do a direct = restore to the server from the web interface..

 

This would seem to be a case of cloning and = adapting the existing restore screen and creating a new class of user who is only = able to see this new 'end user' screen in the menu selection.  Obviously = they would need to see the same style directory tree for all files / = directories within their own top level home directory to choose which = files/directories to download.

 

Do you think this is possible??  I realise = that time is money so perhaps you could give us an estimate of how much you would = like as a donation towards this brilliant opensource project to implement this functionality - which we would obviously wish to share with the wider = world in a future release of BackupPC.

 

Ultimately we would love to build an addon to the = hsphere hosting control panel software to link into backupPC to make the two = systems seem integrated to the end user.  But initially it would be great = just to be able to give users access to the backups of their = files.

 

Look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards

Stuart Ledingham CEng MEng CITP MBCS

Technical Manager

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JSWeb - affordable friendly website design & = hosting.
Email:
info@jsweb.co.uk
Help Desk: http://suppo= rt.jswebconsole.co.uk
UK Tel: +44 (0)845 86 200 12
IRELAND Tel: +353 (1) 52 62 72 1
Skype: JSWEBHOSTING

Join = JSWeb's Affiliate Scheme & start making money today... http://www.j= sweb.co.uk/ZenCart-Affiliate-Scheme.php<= /p>

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the = writer and not necessarily those of JSWeb Ltd.

 

As is normal company policy, the information contained = herein is given in the strictest of confidence and without any financial or other liability to the writer, the company or its staff.

We have taken precautions to minimise the risk of = transmitting software viruses, but cannot accept liability for any loss or damage = caused by software viruses.

 

If you have received this email in error, please = immediately notify us by email to info@jsweb.co.uk and delete it from your system.

 

JSWeb Ltd; VAT Number GB 920 4863 32; Registered in = England and Wales No: 6337825

Registered head office: Martingale Barn, Sillins Lane, = Redditch, Worcs, B97 5TL, UK

 

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