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BAR: backup archiver program

BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be stored on a hard disk, CD, DVD, BD, or directly on a server via FTP, SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end that can connect to the (remote) server is included.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Mar 2014 20:26

    Release Notes: Adds multi-core compression/encryption support. Dramatic speed-up when creating archives. Can store and restore extended file attributes (EAs). Adds support for WebDAV protocol. Integrates a scan mode that will scan partially broken archives for still readable parts.

    •  15 Oct 2012 19:09

      Release Notes: This release added support for xdelta compression, support for libcdio for reading the contents of CD/DVD/BD devices/images without mounting them, support for the no-dump file attribute, and an --ignore-no-dump option (see lsattr, chattr). A --datbase-index-keep-time command line/config option was added. An optional time range was implemented for the max-band-width and index-database-max-band-width options to support different limits depending on the date/time.

      •  11 Sep 2011 11:19

        Release Notes: This release re-adds the option --volume-size and fixes setting CD/DVD/BD volume size. It does not print passwords that may be included in the FTP specifier when creating/list/restore entries. barcontrol asks for the crypt password when restoring single archive entries. The URI parser will clear the port number if not set. A bug in ftplib has been fixed: listing a directory did not close the temporary file.

        •  11 Aug 2011 05:49

          Release Notes: Sub-directories are now created when storing to a file. Problems with creating parent directories, a possible infinite loop when executing external commands, the log-post-command, permissions for job files, the string parser, a null pointer exception in BARControl, and CD/DVD/BD write command were fixed. FTP transmission was improved. Usability of BARControl was improved, and it now asks for the crypt password. The stdout/stderr of external commands is now output in verbose mode. BARControl now displays warnings when the selection of part size/medium size/error correction codes may not fit.

          •  11 Apr 2011 09:33

            Release Notes: The jobs directory is created if it does not exist. File name editor drag and drop was fixed for barcontrol. barcontrol now asks for a password on restore. Reading file names that contain "\" or LF/CR was fixed. Discarding of the first character for archive target cd: or bd: was fixed for barcontrol. Error handling when calling an external tool for CD/DVD/BD was fixed. The documentation was improved: archive file name macros were added, more entries were added to the FAQ, and small fixes were made.

            Recent comments

            26 Mar 2011 20:42 pipipinguin

            To me, Backup ARchiver is one of the functionally most versatile archive software available for Linux. It is also available for other platforms like BSD and MacOSX. Functionality includes backup to disk and block media as well as server based backups. Encryption and compression are self-evident. The program offers all major backup styles: full, incremental, differential and even partition snapshots. BAR can be used for command line but also comes with a server daemon and barcontrol, a well designed front-end GUI. The program is being taken care of by a friendly programmer. Thank you, Torsten !


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