README for seivot

Seivot is a program for benchmarking backup software. It was written for developing Obnam, but it should be possible to adapt it to also support other on-disk backup solutions, such as rsync or rdiff-backup.

Example:

./seivot --log=foo.log --log-level=debug \
    --initial-data=1m --incremental-data=1m --generations=2 \
    --output=foo.seivot

Use the --use-sftp-root and --use-sftp-repository options to simulate backups over a network. This happens over localhost, so it's hardly a realistic simulation, but it at least measures the overhead of using SFTP over direct file access. You need to have ssh configured for localhost access, either via a passwordless key or ssh-agent.

Legalese

Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Lars Wirzenius, Richard Braakman

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.