bedup - deduplication program with additional knowledge of burp
A file deduplication program with additional knowledge of burp protocol 1
storage directories. This program comes with the burp backup and restore
- -c path
- Path to config file (default: /etc/burp/burp.conf).
- -g <list of group names>
- Only run on the directories of clients that are in one of
the groups specified. The list is comma-separated. To put a client in a
group, use the 'dedup_group' option in the client configuration file on
- Print help text and exit.
- Delete any duplicate files found. (non-burp mode only, use
- Hard link any duplicate files found.
- -m <number>
- Maximum number of hard links to a single file. (non-burp
mode only - in burp mode, use the max_hardlinks option in the
configuration file) The default is 10000. On ext3, the maximum number of
links possible is 32000, but space is needed for the normal operation of
- -n <list of directories>
- Non-burp mode. Deduplicate any (set of) directories.
- Print duplicate paths. Useful if you want to double check
the files that would be hard linked or deleted before running with one of
those options turned on.
- Print version and exit.
- By default, bedup will read /etc/burp/burp.conf and
deduplicate protocol 1 client storage directories using special knowledge of
- With '-n', this knowledge is turned off and you have to
specify the directories to deduplicate on the command line. Running with
'-n' is therefore dangerous if you are deduplicating burp storage
If you find bugs, please report them to the email list. See the website
<http://burp.grke.net/> for details.
The main author of Burp is Graham Keeling.
See the LICENCE file included with the source distribution.