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Marcus Laubli
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I'm not sure where to post this project idea, so I'll start here.

A gentlman that I know wants to backup his fileserver from his business to a server offsite daily. The files on the remote server can stay zipped as long as we don't have to restore them. When restoring, the file must be unzipped again. Beside security, and maybe a GUI, that's it. This thing doesn't have to be a high performance monster, just efficient. Both servers will be online 24 hours, however only changed files have to be sent the following night.

Does anyone know if anyone has done this in Java?

I was thinking that I'd open the file, zip it, serialize it, and save it on the other side.

From past experience, backup / restore is serious business. I'm going to look for someone to do a code review on this project too. It may just be better to do an open source project.

Anyone game to help start an open source project? Even just gathering requirements together would be fine!

If this isn't the correct forum, where should I take this topic?

Marcus

 
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