Description:

The "KDE Disk archiver" (KDar) is a disk-based archiving and backup utility.

This is the eighth release in the KDar-2.0 series. KDar-2.0.7 fixes a bug in the command export -A option where archive extensions were not trimmed.

Peter Landgren has provided an update of the Swedish translation which corrects some misspellings.

Enjoy,
JB

If you have problems opening an archive, go to the encryption module of the main configuration dialog and make sure that the encryption type matches the one used to create the archive (i.e. "none", or "blowfish").

Encryption detection will be automated in a future KDar release.

See the Changelog for details.

KDar-2.0.7 requires dar-2.2.x or greater (libdar 3.0.x)(2.2.3 recommended) and at least kde-3.4.x (kde-3.3.x might work).

If you experience problems compiling, please check out the kdar-users mailing list archives first.
(kdar-users@lists.sourceforge.net).

The KDar-2.0.7 source is available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kdar

Cheers,
JB

Detailed description:

KDar is built around the "disk archive library" by Denis Corbin, and is analogous to the tape archiver shell command "tar", but is more suited for backups onto disk-based media, such as CD-R, DVD, Jazz, Zip, other hard-drives, etc.

KDar can perform full and differential backups with or without compression. Archives can be split to fit various media types.

A filtering mechanism allows you to select which files and directories to backup or restore, and which files to compress.

See http://kdar.sourceforge.net for screenshots, online documentation, and more info.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

KDar-2.0.7:
-Fixed the command export -A option bug (#1293717)
-Swedish translation update (spelling fixes).

KDar-2.0.6:
- Fixed export command bug#1235759 (missing quotes on -c and -R switches)

KDar-2.0.5:
- Fixed bug#1190416, where progress window shows CDR for media type even when splitting archives is turned off.
- Updated Swedish translation courtesy of Peter Landgren.

Kwilliam

10 years ago

I'd really like it if Kdar could make it's own cron files, so that I could set it to do an incrimental backup everyday, a full backup every month, automatically delete backups that are more thon X days old, etc.

I really like the dar utility: it has built in compression that lets you list it's contents without extracting the file, you can extract files from the archive without extracting the entire archive, it supports incremental backups, and it breaks backups into disk sized chunks, which makes writing them to CD's or DVD's much easier. Unfortunately evey simple backup utility that automates backups either doesn't use compression or uses tar.gz files, which simply isn't as nice.

Any chance you could add automation of backups (and removal of old backups)?

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anoopkeni

11 years ago

Hi,

I'm using FC5, when I run ./configure command for KDar I get a error message saying libdar is not found. When I searched for it was in /usr/local/lib, the .so file

This is how the installation went:

I downloaded dar (dar-2.3.1.tar.gz) from sourceforge and compiled using make and installed dar 2.3.1 , using make. It works fine.

later I downloaded KDar-2.0.7 from sourceforge, and the configure fails.

I believe this must be a simple issue but a common one. I searched on the net for hours and without a solution.

Someone suggested that Kdar looks for library path in /usr/lib but we have to add /usr/local/lib to PATH also. I need to know how to do that as Im new to this environment.

Can you please provide me all the necessary links for KDar to get it up and running.

Thanks.




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linux3114a

11 years ago

kdar-2.0.7-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/downloadSuSE10.1.htm


ENJOY !!!

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linux3114a

12 years ago

kdar-2.0.7-S10K35.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/download.htm


ENJOY !!!

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linux3114a

12 years ago

kdar-2.0.7-SuSE9.3K343.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/download.htm


ENJOY !!!

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DigiHzData

12 years ago

In a shell window in KDE on a newly installed FC4 whitout any updates what so ever, this worked like a sharm.
su root
rpm --install dar-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm dar-devel-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm kdar-2.0.4-0.1.i386.rpm

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linux3114a

12 years ago

kdar-2.0.6-s93k342.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/download.htm



ENJOY !

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jkerrb

12 years ago

Thanks! I have added your package to the list of downloads.

Cheers,
JB

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linux3114a

12 years ago

no problems , it's pleasure

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POEMA

12 years ago

I use FC3 and downlaoded these packages.

results are :
[root@dev danny]# rpm --install dar-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libdar.so.3 is needed by dar-2.2.1-0.1.i386
[root@dev danny]# rpm --install dar-devel-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
dar = 0:2.2.1-0.1 is needed by dar-devel-2.2.1-0.1.i386
[root@dev danny]# rpm --install kdar-2.0.4-0.1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
dar >= 2.2.1 is needed by kdar-2.0.4-0.1.i386
libdar.so.3 is needed by kdar-2.0.4-0.1.i386
[root@dev danny]#

What to do?

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jkerrb

12 years ago

I do not maintain the rpms. Check with the author of the rpms for help. Or you could try compiling from source.

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gilbertt220573

12 years ago

I am having the same problem with libdars. I keep recieving the request to install them though I already have. I've tried the various suggestions made in the reading list (moving libdar to different directories, running ldconfig as root, prefixing) but no change. Running SuSE 9.2 Pro with KDE 3.4 beta. I am a newbie so perhaps I've missed something. Can anyone running SuSE please advise-I've installed so many libs now so I can't let this go!!

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svalavuo

12 years ago

try to install all packages at the same time (on one line)
rpm --install package1 package2 package3
should work like that if they have dependencies with eachother

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liquidat

12 years ago

Nice Programm, I really like it!

Here are rpms for fc3:

dar:
http://www.personal.uni-jena.de/~p1woro/rpms/dar-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm

dar-devel:
http://www.personal.uni-jena.de/~p1woro/rpms/dar-devel-2.2.1-0.1.i386.rpm

kdar:
http://www.personal.uni-jena.de/~p1woro/rpms/kdar-2.0.4-0.1.i386.rpm

Please report bugs to me.

liquidat

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jkerrb

12 years ago

Thanks, liquidat!

I've posted your download links to the "download" section of this page.

Cheers,
JB

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CraigD

12 years ago

Nice app, but a few suggestions:

1. *Please* give all dialogs parents! Its silly when a messagebox gets a taskbar entry! (For example, configure shortcuts and configure toolbars appear as top-level windows, and can be minimized - but when they are, KDar is not usable)

2. Your config dialog seems to be a Qt one, and not a KDE one. It'd be better to use KJanusWidget, KDialogBase, KPushButton, etc. to get a better KDE look.

3. Fonts. Is it really necessary to be able to configure these?

4. Is it possible to exclude directory patterns? For example I'd like to exclude .libs and .deps wherever they're located.

Sorry to be seento complain, but they're only minor points...

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jkerrb

12 years ago

Hi,

1. *Please* give all dialogs parents! Its silly when a messagebox gets a taskbar entry! (For example, configure shortcuts and configure toolbars appear as top-level windows, and can be minimized - but when they are, KDar is not usable)

--> Hadn't noticed. I'll look into it.

2. Your config dialog seems to be a Qt one, and not a KDE one. It'd be better to use KJanusWidget, KDialogBase, KPushButton, etc. to get a better KDE look.

--> Yeah, I'm working on this. See the News items at kdar.sf.net. There are some screenshots of recent development work there.

3. Fonts. Is it really necessary to be able to configure these?

--> Yes :). For example, I can't stand being able to print from a program's window and be stuck with something that might look great on screen (big letters, say) but takes up tons of paper to print. If you don't like it, ignore the option. If you have an alternative that solves that issue without font configuration, I'd love to have it.

4. Is it possible to exclude directory patterns? For example I'd like to exclude .libs and .deps wherever they're located.

--> It's broken, but is ostensibly a feature. Please file a bug report.

Sorry to be seento complain, but they're only minor points...

--> Are you kidding? That's how free software gets better, in large part to active users like yourself! ;)

Cheers,
JB

P.S. Feel free to contribute to the KDar developers or users mailing lists, so others who follow those lists, but not necessarily this one, can comment too. Thanks.

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CraigD

12 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply! As to the fonts, fair enough! Just looks a bit overkill for a backup solution - but no real issue.

Another little niggle: KDE uses the term "Folder" and not "Directory" (since 3.3 I think).

If I get the time, then I'll update to the CVS version and send some patches - but dont hold your breath. (Screenshots look like a massive improvement)

Thanks for the app anyway. I've created a cron job to do automatic backups, and this'll be nice to use for restoring, checking, etc.

(As a feature request - perhaps KDar could create/edit/delete cron jobs?)

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chrber

12 years ago

I got a compile error right at the first file. It seems to me that this error occures, because of my GCC version, which is 3.4.3.

Here is the error I get:
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/kdar-2.0.0-beta2/src'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/opt/kde-3.3.2/include -I/opt/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT-D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -O2 -O2 -pipe -march=athlon-xp -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -fexceptions -MT archiveHandle.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/archiveHandle.Tpo" -c -o archiveHandle.o archiveHandle.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/archiveHandle.Tpo" ".deps/archiveHandle.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/archiveHandle.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
archiveHandle.cpp: In member function `libdar::path archiveHandle::getArchiveLibdarPath() const':
archiveHandle.cpp:78: error: call of overloaded `basic_string(const QString&)' is ambiguous
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.3/../../../../include/c++/3.4.3/bits/basic_string.tcc:228: note: candidates are: std::basic_string::basic_string(const _CharT*, const _Alloc&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.3/../../../../include/c++/3.4.3/bits/basic_string.tcc:185: note: std::basic_string::basic_string(const std::basic_string&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
archiveHandle.cpp: In member function `std::string archiveHandle::getArchiveBasenameString() const':
archiveHandle.cpp:83: error: call of overloaded `basic_string(const QString&)' is ambiguous
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.3/../../../../include/c++/3.4.3/bits/basic_string.tcc:228: note: candidates are: std::basic_string::basic_string(const _CharT*, const _Alloc&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.3/../../../../include/c++/3.4.3/bits/basic_string.tcc:185: note: std::basic_string::basic_string(const std::basic_string&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
make[2]: *** [archiveHandle.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/kdar-2.0.0-beta2/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/kdar-2.0.0-beta2'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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paultemple

12 years ago

Got the same error here with the 2.0.0 beta 2

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jkerrb

12 years ago

Hi,

Please have a look at the kdar-users and kdar-developers mailing lists and the bug tracker for more help.

All accessible via http://sf.net/projects/kdar

Cheers,
JB

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jkerrb

12 years ago

Beta testers are needed to put KDar-2.0.0-beta2 through its paces as we prepare for the official release of 2.0.0.

KDar-2.0.0 has several new features, including a detailed progress dialog for archive creation, and the ability to cancel any archive operation cleanly and swiftly, without having to "killall kdar" from a shell. See the release notes and Changelog at the sf.net/projects/kdar website for details.

KDar-2.0.0-beta2 depends on dar-2.2.0_pre3. Both programs are in "testing" phase, so DO NOT USE IN YOUR PRODUCTION SYSTEM, and do not rely on KDar-2.0.0-beta2 for your critical backups.

KDar-2.0.0-beta2 can be downloaded at
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=96947&package_id=103671&release_id=299965

Thanks,
JB

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Pizentios

13 years ago

Hey,

Does anyone know where to get libdar? I can't find a download (i have search goolge for about an hour now). I've installed dar, but the configure tells me that it can't find libdar still. I have even tryed using the --with-extra-libs switch pointed at the libdar src dir from the dar install. Any Ideas or Links would be helpful.

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jkerrb

13 years ago

Have a look at the kdar-users mailing list archives. You probably did not run "ldconfig" as root after installing dar.

JB

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davidf

13 years ago

The configure script complains

"checking dar/libdar.hpp usability... no
checking dar/libdar.hpp presence... no
checking for dar/libdar.hpp... no
configure: error: Install libdar development package."

eventhough the headers are installed (/usr/include/dar/).

Is there any configure option to specify the location?

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13 years ago

KDar-2.0.7:
-Fixed the command export -A option bug (#1293717)
-Swedish translation update (spelling fixes).

KDar-2.0.6:
- Fixed export command bug#1235759 (missing quotes on -c and -R switches)

KDar-2.0.5:
- Fixed bug#1190416, where progress window shows CDR for media type even when splitting archives is turned off.
- Updated Swedish translation courtesy of Peter Landgren.

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