Lars Wirzenius: June, 2007


Friday, June 22, 2007

Obnam: Remote, encrypted backups

Given Anthony's thoughs on backups and Daniel's code loss incident, I thought I'd mention that one of the things I've been working on this year has been a backup program, called Obnam. It uses the rsync algorithm, for efficiency, and GnuPG for encryption (and compression). It backs up to a remote server, over sftp, but support for Amazon's S3 should be easy enough to add. (We sell the service of keeping your backups safe: we guarantee that data backed up to us doesn't get lost unless you want it to be. The service is commercial, but the software is, of course, free, as in GPL2-or-later.)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Random thought: 2nd Free Thursday in a week

A week from now is the second Thursday of June. That means it's time for another Free Thursday event: meet others intereted in free software and open source for a beer or two.

The time: Thursday, June 14, at 18:00.

The place: Kamppi Teerenpeli (not the one in Kaisaniemi).

For background, see: the previous announcement.