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DAR

DAR 2.6.7

DAR is a shell command that backs up from a single file to a whole filesystems, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc. Learn what's new on this latest version. Click here if the download does not begin automatically.

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More about DAR

It has been tested under Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, MacOS X and several other systems and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It relies on the libdar library and its APplication Interface (API), which is the core part of dar programs; as such, this library is released under the GPL along with dar. Consequently, to use the API, your program must be released under the GPL as well. Some external programs do rely directly on libdar or on the dar command-line tool to provide Graphical User Interfaces (GUI).

Hard Link Consideration

Hard links are properly saved in any case and properly restored if possible. For example, if restoring across a mounted file system, hard linking will fail, but dar will then duplicate the inode and file contents, issuing a warning. Hard link support includes the following inode types: plain files, char devices, block devices, symlinks (Yes, you can hard link symbolic links. Read more.

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