Pybackpack 0.5.4 - A File Is For Life...

By Andrew Price, 2007-12-24 16:20:06 in General.

Blatantly copy&pasted from the mailing list:

Seems that people file bugs when I make releases so here's another one with some more bug fixes. I'm fresh out of wrapping paper and tinsel so .tar.gz will have to suffice :-)

Changelog:

New in v0.5.4 (23/12/2007)
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+ Code cleanup based on pychecker results
+ Use genisoimage instead of mkisofs
+ Rearrange the source tree for easier installation and packaging
+ Set the backup set path on creation (bug #60)
+ Strip newlines from MRU entries

Note that the source tree has been rearranged a bit and pybackpack now depends on genisoimage instead of mkisofs so packaging will need to be updated.

Comments

Johan writes:

Thank you for pybackpack. I had a quick look at the program and have two questions:

1. Can pybackpack back up directly to cd/dvd without creating an iso image first? That would be quicker and can be necessary when backing up very full drives.

2. Does pybackpack support backup onto multiple cd's/dvd's ?

I didn't see an answer to those questions in the ui itself.

Thanks.

- Johan

2007-12-26 03:38:59

Andy writes:

Hi Johan,

> 1. Can pybackpack back up directly to cd/dvd without creating an iso image first? That would be quicker and can be necessary when backing up very full drives.

If such a (standard) method exists, I would love to know what it is. As far as I'm aware at the moment, an image must be created before burning it to a CD/DVD.

> 2. Does pybackpack support backup onto multiple cd's/dvd's ?

Not yet. This is a popular missing feature which might eventually get added once the long-awaited backup method plug-in framework is in place, but at the moment pybackpack is basically a front-end for rdiff-backup which doesn't currently support disc spanning.

2007-12-27 03:48:17