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this is <README>
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csback - A software suite and toolkit to manage backups.
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csback is a software suite and toolkit of tools to manage backups and test
their integrity from time to time. The tools are completely written in python
and should work both in python 2 and python 3. Because of avoiding to write
already available tools twice, csback falls back to tools like cron and rsync
when possible. These tools already should be installed on a large range of *nix
operating systems.

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Installation:
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General approach to use csback:
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Write a configuration file like csbackrc and generate a crontab by using
csback2cron. You don't need to care about the sequence in which to tools are
applied. Just set up a setting line as described in the enclosed configuration
file. 
Next use the crontab command to install the generated crontab. Remember that you
need a working cron deamon as well as the rsync tool.

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Properties and advantages of csback:
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- Test the integrity of your files backed up from time to time. If an error or
  occurs or there is a violation of the integrity of a file there is the
  possibility to send an email to inform the admin about the current status.
- Use the toolkit just to test if a given directory contains files which are
  having integrity. Remember that only directories can be tested if they already
  are containing a so called checksum file.
- The tools completely are written in python and should work under both Python
  >2.6 and Python 3.x 
- Because of its modular approach and of using already existing and well tested
  tools working with csback treats your resources carefully.


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