Disk ARchive 2.4.15
Advanced backup utility for novice and experienced Mac users
Thanks to Disk ARchive’s dual headed filter mechanism you can backup a total file system into a single file. Hence, the first head makes easy for you to decide which part of a directory tree to include in the backup or restore process while the second head helps you specify which type of files to consider.
What is more, Disk ARchive allows you to create full backups or differential backups, depending on your needs. As expected, a full backup includes all the files specified in the command line while a differential backup saves only the files that have changed since a given reference backup.
Make full and differential backups of your system
On top of that, the files that are present in the reference backup but are no longer present at the time of the differential backup are stored in the backup as “been removed”. Consequently, when you device to restore your differential backup, the changed file will be updated with the new files while the files marked as “been removed” will be removed.
With Disk ARchive’s help you can also split an archive into multiple parts regardless of their size and number. As a result, you can save and restore using CDs, DVDs, USB drives and other removable media.
Compress and split your backups into multiple parts
Although Disk ARchive does not compress your backups by default, you can use the gzip, bzip2 and lzo algorithms to compress data before slicing it into multiple parts. Moreover, Disk ARchive helps you use twofish, blowfish, AES256, camelia256 and serpent256 algorithms to encrypt your archives.
To take advantage of the above mentioned features and even more, you first need to download and unarchive the light archive, open a Terminal window, go to Disk ARchive’s folder and run the following commands from the command line:
./configure && make && sudo make install
Reviewed by George Popescu on June 16th, 2014
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- fixing bug met when reading an encrypted archive in sequential mode
- fixing bug met when reading an encrypted archive in sequential mode from an anonymous pipe
- changed option '-;' to -9 as '-;' does not work on all systems with getopt (only long option equivalent --min-digits worked) for dar, dar_cp, dar_manager, dar_xform and dar_slave commands.
- fixing bug met when restoring deleted files in sequential read mode and some directory where they should be "restored" are not readable or could not be restored earlier
Application descriptionDisk ARchive (aka Dar) is a filesystem independent, cross platform and command-line based utility designed to helop on...