[Box Backup] User interface

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:46:27 +0000

On 29 Nov 2004, at 17:09, Joe Krahn wrote:

> (I'm new to the list, so maybe this was already discussed...)
> I recently did some web-based data management stuff using PHP with 
> data stored in MySQL. It is quite easy to do, and maybe would be a 
> good interface for boxbackup. Even though it's a bit of overhead if 
> the server doesn't already have PHP+MySQL, it is an easy to make and 
> maintain user interface, especially for cross-platform use.

The problem is integrating the PHP side of things with the C++ 
interfaces to the server, unless you want to run bbackupquery in the 
background and parse the output. I am intending to build a simple web 
based UI. I have some tools which allow me to build simple web apps 
quickly, outputting a standalone mini-web server.

As with everything else, the limiting factor is the time I have to 
write it!

> One thing we need is support for laptop users who often will take the 
> laptop home every night, often when working on something important, 
> and want to be able to verify when the last backup occurred,

There are a lot of server management things I need to do.

>  as well as being able invoke a backup.

This can be achieved with a combination of bbackupctl and the 
SyncAllowScript option.