FW: [Box Backup] 0.08PLUS3

Nick Knight boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:09:21 -0000

The latest version is looking great; backups appear to be happening
without many problems.

9x versions - at the moment I simply don't have the time to do the work
at the moment - I have only seen one request on the list - so is it
really needed - comments please, although I don't think any work is
required on the Unicode bit, this should be simply ignored on the
platform - this needs checking though. I do think there maybe some other
changes required - I don't have any 9x boxes to even develop on.

The areas of concern I would like to address is the other issue which
has been raised which is locked files, here is my road map as I see it:

1/ Backup ACL's (permissions etc) not yet implemented
2/ Working with shadow copy (Server 2003 - not sure if this is in XP),
this will allow locked files to be backed up
3/ Windows integration into things like System state (which includes
registry, Active directory etc) and Exchange backup

These are my higher goals but this is where I think my time is better
placed? Comments again....

BTW someone asked about the source code - my plan is to tidy it up and
give it back to Ben to merge back into his version.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Summers [mailto:ben@fluffy.co.uk]=20
Sent: 30 November 2004 11:09
To: Nick Knight
Subject: Re: [Box Backup] 0.08PLUS3

How's it all looking?

I would like to merge the code, but after 0.09 has been released. It=20
looks like it will be quite a bit of work, as the build system will=20
have to be modified significantly to cope (which is a job for me, I=20
think). But there's only one way to find out, I suppose!

Did you try getting it to work under Win9x? We'll need a non-unicode=20
version for that.


On 26 Nov 2004, at 14:24, Nick Knight wrote:

> This was probably the largest bug so far. Query as thrown an exception

> -
> but not for a while now - so that may have been fixed in other fixes.
> I know I have to spend some time commenting and tidying up.
> We perhaps should think about porting it back in?
> Nick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Summers [mailto:ben@fluffy.co.uk]
> Sent: 26 November 2004 11:46
> To: Nick Knight
> Subject: Re: [Box Backup] 0.08PLUS3
> Yes, there are no other changes over 0.08PLUS2. I think.
> How is the Win32 version looking?
> Ben
> On 26 Nov 2004, at 11:21, Nick Knight wrote:
>> Ben,
>> I have merged the patches into the windows version and I am about to
> do
>> a release, are these changes effectively PLUS3?
>> Nick