August 22, 2007
for reasons I don’t know I ended up playing with pybackpack tonight. I had messed with it before but only to test it out – tonight I felt like looking a bit deeper. And it was 2 am – what better time to start on something new, right? So, I posted this note. The gist of which is – there are somethings that would be great additions to pybackpack. They are:
- easy addition of files/dirs to a backup set from nautilus
- gnome applet to nag you about how long its been since your last backup
- rsync.net, amazon-s3, etc integration
- using duplicity instead of rdiff-backup to allow for encrypted backups
then I proceeded to look at solving some of these items. After an hour of researching how to do it (nautilus-send-to? no, nautilus-extensions? closer, nautilus-python? ah, yes, docs, hmmm…, source? ah, better) I put together this little python extension to nautilus. Now, it is very simple – but it lets you quickly add files or dirs to a pybackpack backup set using nautilus.
If anyone has some interest in hacking on the others ping at me – I’d love to talk with you some about them before they get implemented. Something that could be released in an updated pybackpack or a pybackpack-addon package in fedora would be terribly cool.