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Dump

Dump/restore

Dump examines files in a filesystem, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape or other storage medium. Subsequent incremental backups can then be layered on top of the full backup.

The restore command performs the inverse function of dump; it can restore a full backup of a filesystem. Single files and directory subtrees may also be restored from full or partial backups in interractive mode.

 Dump 0.4b43

Price
Free to download

Size
0.2MB
License

BSD License

Developer
Stelian Pop

Website
dump.sourceforge.net

System Requirements

Support:
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Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Backup ext2/ext3 filesystems to tape or another disk
  • Use dump on unmounted and read-only filesystems
  • Use dump on idle filesystems if you sync before dumping
  • Never changes the filesystem while dumping it
  • Used across a network by piping its output through bzip2 then ssh
  • Dump levels, offering a full dump or incremental backups
  • Transparently write archives which span more than one tape
  • Handles all kinds of strange things, such as files with holes, files with unbelievably long filenames, files with strange symbols in the filenames
  • Non-interactive and interactive restores
  • Bypasses the kernel's filesystem interface
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