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Re: [Bacula-devel] new catalog backup script


On Wednesday 13 February 2008 13.45:02 Dan Langille wrote:
> Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > Hello Dan,
> >
> > On Wednesday 13 February 2008 12.47:22 Dan Langille wrote:
> >> I've been in touch with the Ubuntu folks regarding our backup script. 
> >> Ante Karamatić has sent me a script which parses bacula-dir.conf to
> >> extract the login information.  The script is invoked with the name of
> >> the Catalog you wish to backup.
> >>
> >> This has two benefits:
> >>
> >> - There is nothing for the user to configure.  It uses bacula-dir.conf
> >> - no passwords
> >
> > Yes, this is nice.  I trust that it is driven by the database name within
> > Bacula since Bacula can have multiple catalogs ...
>
> It is driven by Catalog name.  Even better I think.

Yes, that's actually what I meant ... :-)

Kern

>
> >> The initial proof-of-concept script was written in Python and worked
> >> only with MySQL.  After they got it working, they sent it to me and I
> >> quickly got it working with PostgreSQL.
> >
> > Great.
> >
> >> Ubuntu are now asking us if awk would be preferable over Pyton?
> >
> > I suspect that awk would be much more portable on Unix systems.
> >
> > However, it might even be a good idea to write a simple tool for Bacula
> > in C/C++ that will extract the information.  That way, it would be
> > portable to any system including Win32.
>
> I suspect they won't care much about Win32.  :)
>
> > If it is already written in Python, and no one really wants to program in
> > C/C++ I will even volunteer for the project.  It would be nice to see
> > their Python program as they may have some good ideas for a simple
> > parser.
>
> Well, the Python stuff was just a proof of concept.  I have the code and
> tested it, but it didn't cater for all possibilities (optional fields,
> etc).
>
> >> My opinion: awk will be in the base system of most operating systems.
> >> Python might not be.  Both are acceptable to me.
> >>
> >> After we get the devel opinion, we'll post this to users@ too.
> >
> > Yes, this is a very nice solution.  Please thank them for their ideas and
> > for working on it :-)
>
> Will do.



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