Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Backup api.


I'm a developer of a backup project. It's called fuse-backup, and aims to provide easy access to backup and earlier versions through a fuse filesystem.

It's using btrfs to create snapshots, sqlite to keep track of what has been changed ans what versions of a file are available, and a fuse fs to provide easy access and a simple interface to manage backups.

One of the things I want to achieve is integration with Dolphin, the filebrowser in KDE. I want to make it possible to add an option to the context menu per file to show versions. The most I want is that Dolphins expands the file with all the versions available.


The screenshots will give some explanation I hope.

I've been looking at the existing versioncontrolplugin API  of Dolphin, but it looks like I need something else. Now on one my computers I have the latest Ubuntu desktop version installed, and I see that in the filemanager in Unity there is already such an option:"Revert to Previous Version...".

You are ahead of me !
But isn't it a good idea to develop a common api to deal with various backup sollutions?
To work with different filemanagers and different backup software?

Stef Bon
the Netherlands