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Re: catalog files on hdd in order to find later on backups



Indeed I never heard of search an application. But "tar" is extremely
useful to solve backup problem. It's an old and sophisticated command
from backup-on-tape-machine times. You may try write a shell script,
mainly using "tar" and "cdrecord" command. Tar to a file first and
record it on CD. Of course, this is not a direct solution which require
harddisk space to store the temperate .tar file ( as large as your
current HD usage )
Wait for a good solution...

Juan Shen

Marius Andreiana wrote:

>Hi
>
>Is there a tool which would catalog files on hdd in order to find later
>on backups? Here's the detail:
>We backup a fileserver on dvds, complete and incremental (with
>mondorescue). We need a web application running on same server and
>accessible to all workstations which would let users search for a file
>and tell which dvd(s) they need for it.
>We can't use a regular cataloging application for CDs, as the info on
>them it's compressed and some it's mondorescue-specific.
>
>Solution: an application would scan every night the fileserver, making a
>list of files and sizes. Users will search for a partial filename/path,
>they'll get results with sizes and dates on which file was on hdd. From
>that and backup policy they'll determine the dvd they need (e.g.
>complete backup set from 2004-12-01 and incremental backups until
>2004-12-09).
>
>After some googling I couldn't find something like this, so I'll
>probably implement our own (will be released under gpl). Any
>suggestions/gotchas from your experience before starting?
>
>Thanks,
>  
>



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