Changes between Version 31 and Version 32 of WikiStart


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Aug 18, 2018, 7:28:09 PM (5 weeks ago)
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chris
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Better introduction

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    1919Box Backup is an open source, completely automatic, on-line backup system. It has the following key features:
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     21 * The client software (included) runs on the computers to be backed up. Linux, Windows, MacOS and other Unixes are supported.
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     23 * The server software (also included) runs on a Unix server (Windows is highly not recommended), usually in a datacentre. (A client which does not require special server software is under development.)
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     25 * The clients usually run a backup daemon (background process) which detects changes to files, and encrypts and copies changes to the server, so backups are continuous and up-to-date (although traditional ''snapshot'' backups are possible too).
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    2127 * All backed up data is stored on the server in files on a filesystem - no tape, archive or other special devices are required.
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    2329 * The server is trusted only to make files available when they are required - all data is encrypted and can be decoded only by the original client. This makes it ideal for backing up over an untrusted network (such as the Internet), or where the server is in an uncontrolled environment.
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    25  * A backup daemon runs on systems to be backed up, and copies encrypted data to the server when it notices changes - so backups are continuous and up-to-date (although traditional ''snapshot'' backups are possible too).
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    2731 * Only changes within files are sent to the server, just like rsync, minimising the bandwidth used between clients and server. This makes it particularly suitable for backing up between distant locations, or over the Internet.