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    Default Backup Tool Entirely Written in JAVA

    Hello Java People,

    This is my 1st ever thread on this site.I am student and currently I am doing my project in Java.Friends, I am working on ' Backup and Recovery Management For Files ' .This is my 1st project and time limit for this project is 10 weeks. I am searching for an API or any alternative solution for Backup and Recovery Uitily entirely written in Java that can satisfy my need.

    Requirements :

    Desktop Application must run on any platform
    Incremental Backup Technique must be used

    So guys help me to find the best solution for this Project.


    Thanks in advance

    RBC

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    I'd start looking at the java.io package, in particular, the File class, the 'FileOutputStream' and 'FileInputStream' classes. If your assignment is to write a backup and recovery package, I don't think it's going to be acceptable to start off with an existing backup/recovery API and just slap a GUI on it, but I might be wrong. If you think that's an acceptable solution, I'd seek clarification from your prof first.

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    thanks sir but time limit is 10 week and i have to create analysis and other reports and other modules as well so if i try to create backup and recovery utility from scratch it would be impossible for me to complete this project as i am new to java it's my first ever project experience so suggest me what to do now ??:o

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    Ask your professor if it's ok to build your project on top of an existing backup/recovery API before proceeding. If that's permitted, then I don't really have any advice as I'm unfamiliar with any such APIs.

    10 weeks is plenty of time to develop it from scratch. A backup/recovery tool is not really all that complex to build in java.

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    Thanks Sir,
    I am free to use any API.

    Give me some guidance to start the project as I am new to Java and this is my 1st project so I don't get any starting point for this project. I have done only research work till now and 1 week is over.:(

    So sir would you please help??


    Thanks

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    Well, ok, start by thinking about how the backup will work; are you backing up specific directories, what are you backing up to (external drive, another server, etc.), how will you organize the backup area, how will you index it so as to implement incremental backup, is backup done at regular intervals (meaning that the program must be a daemon process), or only when a user requests it, must you be able to restore from a fried disk (meaning that your restore system is bootable)?

    The answers to these types of questions will drive the design, which will drive how you need to start.

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