Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Jim Breton <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/03/2002 20:51:55
> That is a great idea, thanks for the tip. :)
> 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

it is impossible with dump unfortunately....

NO!!! it is with extra program no more than 1 screen of code. i could
write it if you wish...

> _with_ temp files, but that would be a heck of a lot uglier, I think.)
> Maybe with some program sitting in the pipe that can break up the stream
> into the desired # of blocks?  (pkgsrc/misc/buffer perhaps?)

Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.