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Simple personal backup tool

Project description

Sixoclock is a project to create a simple, yet effective personal backup tool.

Sixoclock is implemented in Python 3 and licensed under GPLv3.

The goal of sixoclock is to enable automatic duplication of specific collections of files to one-or-more mirrors.

Backends have a very simple interface, enabling developers to easily add new ones.


Install from pypi:

pip install sixoclock


In order to use sixoclock, you should first decide how you wish to backup your files. Then, create a config file to express your plan to sixoclock.

The default config location is $HOME/.sixoclock.yml, but this can be overriden on a per-command basis by using the --config option.

sixoclock uses YAML as the configuration language. TODO: example configs

Once configured sixoclock backup will start the backup process.

sixoclock offers functionality in subcommands:

backup              perform a backup
query               find a file in configured sources or mirrors
status              show backup status
refresh-cache       refresh cache

See sixoclock --help for more details.

File Backend

The file backend uses the very familiar file:// URI protocol. There are currently no special options for the file backend.

If you specify paths without a protocol, then sixoclock treats them as file URIs for convenience.

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