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Attic and Windows

Attic and Windows

From:
Date:
2014-04-10 @ 11:43
What would I have to do to try attic on windows?

I tried simply installing it with pip but that failed pretty early on...

Best Regards
 Heiko

Re: [attic] Attic and Windows

From:
Jonas Borgström
Date:
2014-04-10 @ 19:22
On 2014-04-10 13:43, heiko.helmle@horiba.com wrote:
> What would I have to do to try attic on windows?
> 
> I tried simply installing it with pip but that failed pretty early on...

Yeah, windows is not supported and probably never will be. Attic is
designed to work on POSIX/Unix-like operating systems.

Even if it would be possible to get Attic to run on Windows it would
probably require too many changes and increase complexity a lot.

/ Jonas

Re: [attic] Attic and Windows

From:
Date:
2014-04-11 @ 11:48
> 
> Yeah, windows is not supported and probably never will be. Attic is
> designed to work on POSIX/Unix-like operating systems.
> 
> Even if it would be possible to get Attic to run on Windows it would
> probably require too many changes and increase complexity a lot.
> 

Well it does work on cygwin. xattry.py throws an exception because there's 
no code to handle xattr on cygwin (i dunno if cygwin even has xattr). but 
if you hack around that, you get a working attic on cygwin :)

(without fuse and xattr of course)

I tried just out of curiosity - I don't think I can make a "solution" out 
of that :)

Best Regards
 Heiko

Re: [attic] Attic and Windows

From:
Date:
2014-04-11 @ 06:15
> Yeah, windows is not supported and probably never will be. Attic is
> designed to work on POSIX/Unix-like operating systems.
> 
> Even if it would be possible to get Attic to run on Windows it would
> probably require too many changes and increase complexity a lot.

ok thanks. that means I can stop wasting time trying :)

Best Regards
 Heiko

Re: [attic] Attic and Windows

From:
Petros Moisiadis
Date:
2014-04-11 @ 10:14
On 04/11/14 09:15, heiko.helmle@horiba.com wrote:
> > Yeah, windows is not supported and probably never will be. Attic is
> > designed to work on POSIX/Unix-like operating systems.
> >
> > Even if it would be possible to get Attic to run on Windows it would
> > probably require too many changes and increase complexity a lot.
>
> ok thanks. that means I can stop wasting time trying :)
>
> Best Regards
>  Heiko 

What you can do is to share the folders you want to back up on the
windows machine and mount them via cifs on a linux machine on which you
can run attic to create archives that include the cifs mount point.
Perhaps it's not perfect or suitable for all cases, but it is quite
effective for some very common cases such as backing up windows-based
database exports (e.g. MSSQL), document folders, user desktop folders,
etc. Restore operations would probably involve more steps than usual,
but this may be less important in comparison to actually having backups
and being able to restore.