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ANNOUNCE: librsync, rdiff-backup



http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/OrphanedPackages

The following packages are believed to be without a maintainer for several
months:

  librsync
  rdiff-backup

The current owner's e-mail address is invalid, and there has not been a
reply from a new address yet. Package ownership will be transferred
after a final week of waiting for a reply.

Gavin Henry <ghenry suretecsystems com> volunteered to take over these
packages.

[...]

librsync implements the "rsync" algorithm, which allows remote
differencing of binary files.  librsync computes a delta relative to a
file's checksum, so the two files need not both be present to generate
a delta.

rdiff-backup is a script, written in Python, that backs up one
directory to another and is intended to be run periodically (nightly
from cron for instance). The target directory ends up a copy of the
source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in the target
directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea
is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental
backup. rdiff-backup can also operate in a bandwidth efficient manner
over a pipe, like rsync. Thus you can use rdiff-backup and ssh to
securely back a hard drive up to a remote location, and only the
differences from the previous backup will be transmitted.

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