[K12OSN] backuppc

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Feb 2 19:03:08 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 12:13, Dale Sykora wrote:

> 	The instructions work well (so far so good).  I did notice that 
> BackupPC looks for par2 which was not in FC2 and I could not find it. 
> Is this neccesary?  If so, do you know where I can get it?  Also, I 
> wanted to mention that I use the rsyncd method with the cwRsync win 
> client from http://www.itefix.no/ and it seems to work good.  If anyone 
> has trouble with cygwin-rsyncd, you can give cwRsync a try.

Par2 is only used for 'archive' hosts if you set $Conf{ArchivePar} to
something other than 0. Then it generates some error-correcting
parity bits in the output files.  However, it does still complain 
if the program doesn't exist.  I think I found my copy here:

An 'archive' host is used if you want to convert the compressed/linked
files into a normal tar copy optionally split into fixed-size chunks
for writing to tape/cd/dvd, etc. so you can archive it forever or take
it offsite.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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