[Box Backup] Web Management Interface

Peter Jalajas, GigaLock Backup Services boxbackup@boxbackup.org
Sat, 8 Nov 2008 13:38:26 -0500

Hi Chris,

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Chris Wilson <chris@qwirx.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've started work on a basic web management GUI for Box Backup servers,
> for my own purposes. You can find more information at:
>  http://www.boxbackup.org/trac/wiki/WebManagementInterface
> I think that some of you have already developed web management GUIs for
> various purposes, and I'd like to see how these can be integrated into a
> unified system. Please let me know your suggestions.

Well, Chris, I, for one, would rather you worked on boxi... :^)  (I
think the client side is where more day-to-day activity by non-techies
is performed.  And I'd prefer that you focus on what you do better
than anybody, and let someone else grapple with the server-side web

While on the subject, while boxi is still under development, I'm about
to hire a java developer buddy to work with me to create a gui wrapper
around the boxbackup windows client .exe command lines.  For queries
and restores, it would be really handy, if I understand it correctly,
to read from bbackupd.dat instead of contacting the server each time.
Do you have any suggestions in that regard?  Do we already have a tool
for reading that file?  Is bbackupd.dat documented somewhere ('cept in
the code)?