Welcome to Dirvish


Dirvish is a fast, disk based, rotating network backup system.

With dirvish you can maintain a set of complete images of your filesystems with unattended creation and expiration. A dirvish backup vault is like a time machine for your data.

Dirvish News

15 July 2003
1.1.2 release

Bugfix release.
A bug was discovered in dirvish error reporting. An error in file handle management resulted in stderr becoming disconnected so that cron jobs would not report some error conditions.

This did not affect error detection and handling in any way. The rsync_error files and the "Status:" field in summary files were still reliable.

An upgrade is recommended.

26 May 2003
1.1.1 release

Checkpoint release.
Improved pattern matching of dirvish-locate. Minor bugfixes.

17 May 2003
1.1 release

Armed Forced Day release.
No changes since 1.1rc2.

New Features and Improvments since 1.0

  • Completely reworked and improved error-handling.
  • Installation script.
  • Common code consolidation.
  • New dirvish-locate utility to find versions of files.
  • Compressed log files.
  • Source tree aliases in index file.
  • Much, much more.

Version 1.1 does have two small incompatabilities with 1.0 and earlier versions. READ THE RELEASE NOTES BEFORE UPGRADING.

5 May 2003
1.1 release candidate 2

In honor of the Mexican victory against the French.

The only significant changes since 1.1rc1 are dirvish-locate and support for tree aliases.

Barring any nasties this should become the final 1.1 version in about a week.

28 April 2003

The Dirvish suite now includes the dirvish-locate utility that finds which images have versions of a file.

Also added a News section to the web page.

19 April 2003
1.1 release candidate 1

This new version has completely reworked and improved error-handling. There are also a number of other improvements including common code consolidation and the introduction of an installer.

This release does have two small incompatibilities with prior versions. READ THE RELEASE NOTES BEFORE UPGRADING.

Redesigned the dirvish home page. Whitepapers and manager-friendly documents are still needed, contributions welcome.

Send questions and comments to dirvish@pegasys.ws.

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