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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Web frontend

From: Ben Escoto
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Web frontend
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 20:44:49 -0700

>>>>> "RC" == Robert Coup <address@hidden>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sun, 22 Jun 2003 14:33:10 +1200

  RC> Initally, my goal would be for an easy way to browse and restore
  RC> files from different increments. While interfacing with
  RC> rdiff-backup via CLI would be acceptable, it may be better to
  RC> write the interface in python and link them more intrinsically.

Sure, as I told Bud and a few others, if you get something significant
working and want a python interface, let me know what would be
convenient for you.

  RC> Ben - how easy would it be to retrieve lists of increments and
  RC> the increment history of a specific file? I had a quick look
  RC> through the code and (as per CLI) you've basically set it up to
  RC> retrieve files as at time X...

It shouldn't be hard.  The --list-increments or -l switch returns some
basic information:

~ # rdiff-backup -l /mnt/back/usr
Found 7 increments:
    usr.2003-05-21T04:22:00-07:00.dir   Wed May 21 04:22:00 2003
    usr.2003-05-29T04:22:01-07:00.dir   Thu May 29 04:22:01 2003
    usr.2003-06-04T04:22:00-07:00.dir   Wed Jun  4 04:22:00 2003
    usr.2003-06-07T04:22:01-07:00.dir   Sat Jun  7 04:22:01 2003
    usr.2003-06-14T04:22:00-07:00.dir   Sat Jun 14 04:22:00 2003
    usr.2003-06-20T04:22:01-07:00.dir   Fri Jun 20 04:22:01 2003
    usr.2003-06-20T19:28:01-07:00.dir   Fri Jun 20 19:28:01 2003
Current mirror: Sat Jun 21 04:22:00 2003

but there's no reason other information couldn't be displayed.

Ben Escoto

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