Sometimes I come up with ideas that would be cool to implement, but
I'm very often way too lazy or busy to do it myself. This page aims to
list some of the ideas, so other people can implement them for me
Feel free to mail me if you know of an implementation for some of my
Btw, the idea for a wishlist is itself an idea from my friend Peter Åstrand and his
- [2002-01-23] The free backup software application.
A good backup software has a lot of features. For example:
- Streaming of several hosts data down to one tape at once.
- Streaming of one hosts data down to several tapes at once.
- Tape size should not limit the size of backed up partitions.
- Support for many platforms.
- Backup over the network, without using special ports - passing firewalls
should be possible.
- Support for tape robots via an intelligent API.
- A fast index.
- Several ways of scrolling the index. Commandline, GUI and perhaps webbased?
- Ability to verify data written to tape.
- Possibility for users to read back their data.
- Good disaster recovery (i.e. only the tapes survived the fire..)
- [2002-01-02] A filesystem, mountable from Linux, that uses the SFTP subsystem to
speak to a SSH2-capable host, presenting the remote files just the way
NFS and similar systems do.
This would enable remote filesystem access without much fuzz on the
server side, and use the strong encryption/authentication of SSH.
However, it's probably not a good idea for enterprise solutions that need
file-locking and concurrency protection.
Update: Check out sshfs of LUFS
, it's exactly what I asked for
Update: Check out Bacula
since it fulfills most of the demands above.