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Posts in category Backup-Bouncer :

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to give a talk about Backup Bouncer to the University of Utah Mac Managers Meeting. I spoke a bit about Backup Bouncer’s history, gave a brief tour of the HFS+ filesystem, and gave a demo. If you’re interested in the topic you can download the [...]

I just wrapped up Backup Bouncer 0.2.0, with the major change being that it now builds on Snow Leopard. Get it at the usual place. BB used to include a program called ctool that I had thought about using but never actually used. This ctool program was unmaintained and didn’t build on [...]

Oh Mama! Another Backup Bouncer post! You might think that I, the author of Backup Bouncer, the crusader for end-user verification of backup tools, would have run BB on Time Machine at some point. If so, you have seriously underestimated my laziness. But this morning I got an e-mail from a [...]

I just released Backup Bouncer 0.1.3. I’ve changed the output format to print the “priority” of a test along with its outcome, which hopefully should clear up some confusion among less experienced users. On a tip from Patrick Power I’ve added a new test that combines resource forks and hard links. Unfortunately, [...]

A friend recently pointed out that BB gets some love on the Carbon Copy Cloner product page. This is quite satisfying to me, since my indirect goal with BB was to get it into the hands of the folks making the tools. The primary goal was always to let users validate backup tools [...]

Hi folks,

I just uploaded Backup Bouncer 0.1.2 for your backup-tool-testing pleasure. Get it at the usual place. Not a whole lot has changed, but there’s a fix to extended attribute handling that solves some problems in Leopard. Andreas Fuchs provided a patch for this and also mentioned that SuperDuper can’t handle dangling [...]

Let’s hear it for xar, the first copier to ace the Backup Bouncer test suite! In my last post I mentioned that they were just one test away, and now that bug 19 is fixed they’ve nailed it. Kudos to Rob Braun and the rest of the folks working on xar (if there [...]

I just tried testing the latest SVN HEAD revision of xar, and wow.

—————— xar ——————
Verifying: basic-permissions … ok
Verifying: timestamps …
Sub-test: modification time … ok
ok
Verifying: [...]

I just released Backup Bouncer 0.1.1, because the ACL tests in 0.1.0 were totally broken.

Get it while it’s hot!

Note: Since everybody is linking to this page as the canonical Backup Bouncer document, I should point out that the project page with the latest version is located here, and the source code and issue tracker are located here. Also, the Backup Bouncer category of the blog has all the posts related to BB.

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