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Date:	Sat, 17 Mar 2001 14:46:56 -0500 (EST)
From:	av556@detroit.freenet.org (Kenneth M. Howlett)
To:	linux-tape@vger.kernel.org, linux-announce@sws1.ctd.ornl.gov
Subject: announcing Paranoid Backup

Paranoid Backup is a backup program for Linux. Paranoid Backup
is designed to work with cheap tape drives and cheap tapes
without shoeshining or losing data; to never overwrite old
backups; and to use as few tapes as possible. It has easy to
understand documentation and error messages. It is probably
slower than other backup programs. Paranoid Backup includes
kxarc, an archive program, and a tape server program which can
be used by themselves. Conventional archive programs like tar
manage both the archive and the tape; I made one program to
manage the archive and a different program to manage the tape;
if you are working on tape interfaces, you may be interested in
how I did that. Everything is written in perl 5, so there is no
C source or compiled binaries, just these scripts.

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