[Box Backup] Overall goal for BoxBackup

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 21 Dec 2004 18:08:47 +0000

On 21 Dec 2004, at 18:02, Joe Krahn wrote:

> My feeling is that any complete backup tool should be able to back up 
> a complete system. However, Boxbackup and it's users seem to be 
> interested in just user-file backups, not system backups.
> I've mentioned some thoughts on complex features that are beyond the 
> scope of current BoxBackup plans, but I think the ability to do a real 
> system backup is important.
> Are other BoxBackup users/developers not interested in system backups?
> Or is it just a low-priority?

On UNIX, there is no reason why you can't use Box Backup to backup 
every single file on your system. This provides a system backup. All 
you need to do, over and above restoring all the files, is to install 
the correct boot block and boot loader.

Or do you mean something more sophisticated?