Re: [ba-unrev-talk] (offtopic) Question about backing up
Excellent!! I'm sure I can canibalize the code for a leg up,
and will only need to beef up the interface. (01)
What are the other utilities you use?? (02)
blincoln wrote: (03)
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 08:06:02 -0500, Henry K van Eyken wrote:
> >Does anyone know of a utility that will scan one's harddisk for files
> >with a certain date or later and place copies of these in a single
> >directory (from which one can create a CD-update to previously backed-up
> >files)? For Windows; for Linux.
> I wrote a utility similar to this in java as a way to learn java, several years
> ago. Its rough, but we still use it in 'production' environments.
> It may not be what you're looking for, since it runs only as a GUI app.
> The design is intended for us for uploading files to remote sites and
> doesn't copy files, but instead zips them into a single zip file in a specified
> location. I'm happy to share the source if you are a java programmer and
> want to modify it. It has a few curious bugs I've not tracked down
> since there are only 3 users for this utility and we know how to work
> around them :)
> But, it might serve for what you're trying to do.
> The utility is called FileUp (as in file-upload). If you don't find
> something better suited, take a look at FileUp and let me know what
> features you need to make it useful and I can try to get time to do
> another revision and track down those bugs. One option would be
> to require the gui for the setup but be able to force it to run and
> complete without any interactivity, based on the config file. The
> other feature you may need is the ability to specify multiple seach
> paths, its currently setup to only search down one tree.
> We don't use FileUp as much anymore since there are other utilities now
> available, but I still use it as the way I make incremental backups.
> The jar I currently use is accessible at:
> There are also a couple of images of the interface there. The
> concept is that you setup a starting directory, specify a date and
> potentially include and exclude criteria, and then it searches the
> filesystem for files later than the specified date matching the
> include/exclude criteria. All of those it puts in a list which you can
> sort and remove entries from, then you say 'zip', it makes a zip file
> of them, then you can click 'upload' and it tries to ftp them to the
> remote site specified for that configuration.
> I think that should include the class kitchen sink, so any of the java's from
> 1.2.x on should (*cough*) run that. Irritatingly, most browsers seem
> to try to download .jar files as text, so you'll need to make sure you
> get it as a binary.
> It needs a complete rewrite, in fact I will be horridly embarassed to
> show the source code for this since it was my very first java outting,
> bcl (04)