- Prior to this version, you could define a list of file suffixes (extensions) that would never be compressed.
You could also set a minimal size of
files so that files below that size would not be compressed. If
you do not change anything about this in your configuration file,
the behavior stays the same. However, now you can also define a list
of file suffixes always to compress in addition to the prior
options which let you define a list of file suffixes which should
not be compressed, plus a minimal file size. For files not fitting in
these categories storeBackup.pl will make an estimation if
compression might reduce the file size. Naturally, you can also
define your own rules with this functionality. See section
``How to define if a file should be compressed''
for detailed information.
- Isolated mode:
- If you are traveling, for example, with a laptop and have
no connection to your backup, you now can store delta backups (relative
to your ``big'' local backup) on a small media device (e.g., a memory stick)
and integrate these backups later into your central one. See
section ``isolated mode / offline backups'' for detailed
- Replication of backups:
- Allows you to set up the replication of
your backup to other disks / locations. This can be used to make
continuous copies of your backup. See section
``replication of backups'' for detailed information.
- Allows you to copy / hard link backups to
other ones. It is like running cp -a but hard linking all
identical files to selectable directories. It can also be used to
support the replication of backups in special situations. If you
have small backups you want to copy onto another disk, this might
be the right tool for you also. See section
linkToDirs.pl for detailed information.
- This tool is intended to find files
in the source that might have changed over the time without the user's
interaction or knowledge, for example by bit rot. See section