[Box Backup] boxi for windows
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:36:04 +0200
On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:48:51 +0100 (BST), Chris Wilson <email@example.com>
> Thanks, any testing would be very welcome. I know there is a problem with
> locations and exclusions containing international characters not being
> saved correctly in the configuration files.
Thanks for noting that.
> There are also automated tests built in to Boxi that you can run with
> "boxi -t", although not all of them pass and some are disabled by default
> in Subversion, so you'll need to edit main.cc to re-enable them.
Good to know.
> That version is very old, please download the latest source code from
I have some detailed documentation on how to compile Boxi and its
requirements which I can post to the list.
I thought I had done so in the thread "Compile Boxi from tarball or
trunk?", but cannot find it at the moment. Perhaps they got integrated in
> The intention is that Boxi will be used to create, maintain and test
> configuration files, run interactive backups, restores and compares, and
> manage the daemon or Windows service for unattended automated backups.
> last part is currently not working. Some code was written for it a long
> time ago, but it is currently disabled and probably doesn't work. It's my
> intention to finish that code once the interactive features are working
Thanks for the additional information on where you see Boxi going. In the
mean time, I was able to find 2 alternatives to Boxi that might be
QT4 GUI for boxbackup
Compiles for OS X 10.5.6, but still needs work. (Unstructured notes
2/ Box Backup Explorer
A graphical web frontend for Box Backup (v0.10) written in Python.
Never tried this one myself
I really think that a good GUI, particularly for restoring from backups is
something that would be very valuable for Box Backup.
Unfortunately, Boxi with its problems of international characters is not a
choice for me at the moment. Adelin looks promising, with its modern
cross-platform QT4 toolkit. It deserves more attention IMHO.
Have a nice weekend, Achim