[Box Backup] Uploading large files

Tobias Balle-Petersen boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 07 May 2007 10:44:08 +0200

Hi Cris.

My problem is not backing up big files, but backing up a lot of files. The files combined take up
1TB+ of space. If there are no new files in the file hierarchy, boxbackup will time out. I have
solved it (workaround) by creating hidden files in the hierarchy on a daily basis (cron).

I was not able to compile your version of BB on my OS X client.


Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi Tobias,
> Ticket #9 (http://bbdev.fluffy.co.uk/trac/ticket/9) refers to a bug that
> you were having in uploading large files (~ 1TB). It was opened about 6
> months ago.
> I was wondering if you'd had a chance to try out my merge tree to see if
> it fixes the problem?
> If any of those files had sizes over 2 GB, you would probably also have
> had problems with comparing and restoring the backups of those files. I
> think they are also fixed in the merge tree. Please could you help us by
> giving it a try and see if you can now compare and restore any such files?
> Cheers, Chris.