Plugin for DAR (Disk Archive)

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Plugin for DAR (Disk Archive)

Post by *stef » 2006-09-12, 00:14 UTC

hi all,

I would like very much a plugin for DAR (Disk Archive, http://dar.linux.free.fr) in TC.

Would it be much work? IMHO it certainly would be worth it.

I've been using 'dar' for about 2 years to backup a few servers (both windows and Linux. It's great for big stuff (splits in volumes) and the fastest I've found for millions of files...

To restore parts of such a big backup, I use 'kdar' (for KDE only).
Unfortunately, kdar crashes often during restore of big folders.

Any comments are welcome!
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Post by *Hacker » 2006-09-12, 09:35 UTC

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Post by *gulikoza » 2006-09-28, 11:29 UTC

Hello

I am interested in helping to develop the plugin. I have already looked into the possibility of using command line dar to pipe the data into totalcmd but it does not work. The documentation of the dar archive format is rather limited so it would probably had to be figured out from the source and that's a bit of work :)
Contact me on my mail (link is hopefully below this msg :P)

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Post by *gulikoza » 2006-10-03, 15:20 UTC

I have basic dar browsing done already 8)
Found some pretty nice documentation so it wasn't that hard. I'll try to post a test version in a few days. Stay tuned :D

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Post by *gulikoza » 2006-10-05, 15:03 UTC

Alright....the first version is available 8) 8)

The plugin should open uncompressed or bzip2 compressed dar files (g/zip not supported yet, sorry). There is no support for slicing (single slice archives only) and no encryption. There is of course also no support for creating dars, use command line tool for that (I might add an option to call command line dar from the plug-in to create dars in the future).

Comments welcome :D

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Post by *gulikoza » 2006-12-05, 17:53 UTC

Updated the plugin. It now supports scramble encryption and TC unpack progress bar.

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Post by *gulikoza » 2007-03-13, 20:18 UTC

Plugin updated again. It is available with source on my page

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Post by *Orochi » 2018-02-05, 19:41 UTC

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Plugin cannot unpack dar achives both on 32 and 64bit Commander.
I get a message saying" Error in packed file test.dar on Win10x64.

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