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FSVS is the abbreviation for “Fast System VerSioning”, and is pronounced [fisvis].

FSVS is the abbreviation for “Fast System VerSioning”, and is pronounced [fisvis].

It is a complete backup/restore/versioning tool for all files in a directory tree or whole filesystems, with a subversionTM repository as the backend.
You may think of it as some kind of tar or rsync with versioned storage.

Currently it does (in terms borrowed from subversion)

* checkout/initialize itself for operation (define target URL)
* commit to this URL (backup), with meta-data support (owner, group, mode, devices, symlinks)
* show the status, ie. which entries have changed, and what was changed (data or meta-data)
* diff single files local/remote/remote
* revert single files to the repository version
* update from this URL (restore), with meta-data support and merging of local changes
* use advanced ignore patterns, eg. to ignore all virtual filesystems like /proc, /sys, /dev (if devfs), and so on. PCRE-expressions and recursive ignore patterns are possible, too.
* updating from more than one URL (overlayed, like unionfs)
* currently testing: automatically detecting copied/moved files
* re-synchronize with the repository (for recovery)
* FSVS understands some special properties for backup handling, eg. to define transparent en/decryption; see the commit-pipe special property.

But it still gets new features; if you want/need something, don't hesitate to ask on the mailing lists - maybe it's already implemented!

Roadmap, in descending order of priority (but without any guarantees):

* xattr support
* delta transmissions - to and from repository (CPU vs. bandwidth)
* tag and branch commands (proposal)
* rework into a library? API compatible to libsvnclient, to make it directly useable from subversion working copy browsers?

If you're missing something, just ask.

A nice capability is to cope with local adjustments for different machines (using branching-like techniques), so that most of the space needed for the backup of system-files (/bin, /usr, ...) can be shared between machines.

Read more about how it should work, and its differences to the subversion client svn.

FSVS is a mature project. Its automated self-tests have more than 90% code coverage, and try to break FSVS in many different configurations (running as user or root, different locales [eg. UTF8/ISO8859-1] or repository-access protocols like http:// or file://).

What's New in This Release:

В· Documentation fixes. Thank you, Gunnar.
В· Fixed config_dir, so that using other authentication paths work.
В· Previously $CONF/auth was fixed; better default.
В· Fix "unversion" on the wc root.
В· Fix "." as only parameter when started from the root.
В· Two compile fixes; thank you, Stan!
В· Solaris 10 compatibility fixes. Thank you, Stan!
В· Fix SIGPIPE handling.
В· Don't do the "_base" symlink; it breaks eg. "grep -r /etc". Write an
В· readme instead.
В· Fix ENOMEM because of still mapped file data; thank you, Mark!
В· New option "dir_exclude_mtime"

System Requirements:

В· rsync 2.6.7 and perl to run the self-test-scripts
В· subversion-1.4
В· apr libraries
В· PCRE (perl compatible regular expressions) libraries and header files
В· GDBM library and header files
В· gcc to compile
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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