metastore is atool to storethe metadata offiles/directories/linksin a file treeto a separatefile and tolater compareand apply thestored metadatato said filetree. It wasoriginallywritten as asupplement togit, which doesnot store allmetadata,making itunsuitable fore.g. storing/etc in arepository. metastore canalso be helpfulif you want tocreate atarball of afile tree andmake sure that"everything"(e.g. xattrs,mtime, owner,group) isstored alongwith the files.
Utility to helpcreate backupsmore easily.The idea of theprogram is thatall essentialinformation forcreating abackup is in asingle file. Itcan use‘tar’ forcreatingarchives, has acommand lineinterface, andsupportsincrementalbackups.
Arkiv is asimple backupprogram thatallows you tobackup filesand MySQLdatabases onthe local diskdrive, and toarchive yourdata on AmazonS3 and AmazonGlacier. It'spossible tobackup at thepace you want,as often aseach hour.Complex purgepolicies couldbe set todelete localfiles and filesarchived onAmazon S3. It'swritten in Bashshell script.Configurationprocess and logfiles are asuser-friendlyas possible.
Tomb is asystem to makestrongencryption easyfor everydayuse. A tomb islike a lockedfolder that canbe safelytransported andhidden in afilesystem. Itskeys can bekept separate;for example,you can keepthe tomb onyour computerand its key ona USB stick.Tomb is writtenin code that iseasy to reviewand linkssharedcomponents: itconsists of aZShell scriptand desktopintegrationapps; it usesstandard GNUtools and thecrypto API ofthe Linuxkernel(dm-crypt) viacryptsetup.
Lzip is alossless datacompressor witha userinterfacesimilar to theone of gzip orbzip2. Lzip isabout as fastas gzip,compresses mostfiles more thanbzip2, and isbetter thanboth from adata recoveryperspective. The lzip fileformat isdesigned fordata sharingand long-termarchiving,taking intoaccount bothdata integrityand decoderavailability.
Inno Setup is atool to createinstallers forMicrosoftWindowsapplications.innoextractallows toextract suchinstallersundernon-windowssystems withoutrunning theactualinstaller usingWine.innoextractcurrentlysupportsinstallerscreated by InnoSetup 1.2.10 to5.5.6. innoextract isable to unpack(most) GOG.cominstallers,Wadjet EyeGamesinstallers (toplay with AGS),Arx Fatalispatches (foruse with ArxLibertatis) aswell as variousother InnoSetupexecutables.
Barchiveprovidesversion controlsystemfunctionalityfor binarydata. It candeal with hugebinary fileblobs,partiallysupportsgit-like pushand pullsemantics,provides animmutable datastore, whichcan be used inconjunctionwith rsync andother backuptools.