Commit ed3159dd authored by Daniel Armbruster's avatar Daniel Armbruster Committed by thomas.forbriger
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csback documentation - installation section

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\section{Overview of \texttt{csback}}
The \texttt{csback} utility is a collection of small python scripts which
provide the possibility to calculate \emph{checksumfiles} and check the
provide the possibility to calculate \emph{checksum files} and check the
checksums of the corresponding files from time to time. This manual describes
the installation and configuration of \texttt{csback} which was developed by
Daniel Armbruster.
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the \texttt{csback} logfile checking tool \texttt{csbackntfy} is able to
investigate the logfile and send a report via email to the admin.
Actually the work is done by three scripts.
\item \texttt{csbackgen}: Generate or rather update \texttt{csback}
checksum files if there is already an existing checksum file located in the
current directory. Up to now 4 different hashfunction algorithms are provided
which include \emph{sha224}, \emph{sha256}, \emph{sha384}, \emph{sha512}. If a
directory contains subdirectories each subdirectory will contain its own
checksum file.
\item \texttt{csbackchk}: Check the checksums of files listed in the checksum
file. Notice that \texttt{csbackchk} does not check if there are new files in
the directory existing.
\item \texttt{csbackntfy}: Check the \texttt{csback} logfiles and send a email
to the admin that contains the current status.
\textbf{Notice:} Up to now only provided for *nix operating systems.
To install the \texttt{csback} toolkit just use the provided \emph{Makefile} and
\texttt{make install}
to the command line. If you prefer the installation by hand just guarantee that
your environment knows the \texttt{csback} scripts. First make the scripts
executable. Then use the appropriated names for the softlinks your are creating
in your local binary directory. For \texttt{} use
\texttt{csbackgen}, for \texttt{} use \texttt{csbackchk} and for
\texttt{} use \texttt{csbackntfy}. Otherwise you might run into
problems while using the \emph{crontab} generated by \texttt{csback2cron}.
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