Bug 91654 - RFE: afio, a good backup tool
RFE: afio, a good backup tool
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-05-26 16:23 EDT by acount closed by user
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-08 19:24:34 EST
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Description acount closed by user 2003-05-26 16:23:38 EDT
Description of problem:

I would like to see afio into next rh. It's a 'better and more secure cpio':

o makes cpio-format archives.
o It deals somewhat gracefully with input data corruption
o supports multi-volume archives during interactive operation
o can make compressed archives that are much safer than compressed tar or cpio
o provides more diverse magnetic tape options

there is a beta with 2G file support at:


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Comment 1 acount closed by user 2004-03-17 16:53:45 EST
a new _stable_ afio release(2.5) is out

- Added support for archiving files larger than 2 GB.
  The resulting archives are not fully compatible with cpio, but
  preserve cpio compatibility as much as possible.
- Various small bug fixes.
- Added support for creating archives larger than 2GB on a filesystem.
- New -6 option to suppress the compression of files based on shell
  pattern matching.
- New -vv option for ls -l style file list output when creating an
- Restores modification time of directories correctly.
- Improved/debugged support for handling many hard linked files.
- Support for UID/GID values larger than 64K.
- Some additional small new features.
- Improved documentation.
- Added automatic regression that can be used to test the binary after
Comment 2 acount closed by user 2004-11-08 19:24:34 EST
for FC extras/alternatives, closing...

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