Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Michael Kukat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/03/2002 14:14:29
In message <Pine.NEB.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mich
ael Kukat writes:
>On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Jim Breton wrote:
>> Anyone got thoughts on how one could reliably insert encryption (via
>> gpg) or compression (gzip) into the equation, and still get it output in
>> media-size chunks without having to play with temp files? (Or even
>> _with_ temp files, but that would be a heck of a lot uglier, I think.)
> The split utility reads the given file (or standard input if no file is
> specified) and breaks it up into files of 1000 lines each.
>Just look at the manpage... it can work with options like -b 666000k
>And it can read from stdin. But it can't write to stdout AFAIK. But this could
>be done with some lines in C to fit your needs.
Right -- that's why I suggested using portal_fs instead of Wojciech's
fifo solution. dump | gzip | encrypt | split would work nicely with
a portal-invoked program that used the rest of the file name, per
Of course, we're talking here about backups, and comments about portal
being "still experimental" make me nervous...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb
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