bup - Highly efficient file backup system based on the git packfile format

Property Value
Distribution NetBSD 7.0
Repository NetBSD amd64
Package filename bup-0.28.1nb2.tgz
Package name bup
Package version 0.28.1nb2
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type tgz
Category sysutils
Homepage https://github.com/bup/bup
License gnu-gpl-v2
Maintainer -
Download size 145.47 KB
Installed size 566.67 KB
bup is a program that backs things up.  bup has a few advantages over other
backup software:
It uses a rolling checksum algorithm (similar to rsync) to split large files
into chunks. The most useful result of this is you can backup huge virtual
machine (VM) disk images, databases, and XML files incrementally, even though
they're typically all in one huge file, and not use tons of disk space for
multiple versions.
It uses the packfile format from git (the open source version control system),
so you can access the stored data even if you don't like bup's user interface.
Unlike git, it writes packfiles directly (instead of having a separate garbage
collection/repacking stage) so it's fast even with gratuitously huge amounts of
data. bup's improved index formats also allow you to track far more filenames
than git (millions) and keep track of far more objects (hundreds or thousands of
Data is "automagically" shared between incremental backups without having to
know which backup is based on which other one - even if the backups are made
from two different computers that don't even know about each other. You just
tell bup to back stuff up, and it saves only the minimum amount of data needed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bup-0.28.1nb2.tgz 0.28.1nb2 i386 NetBSD
bup - - -


Name Value
git-base -
par2 -
perl >= 5.0
py27-readline -
py27-tornado -
python27 >= 2.7.1nb2


Type URL
Mirror ftp.netbsd.org
Binary Package bup-0.28.1nb2.tgz
Source Package bup

Install Howto

Install bup tgz package:

# pkg_add bup

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