Jul 20, 2023

Swiss army knife for the serious backup manager

Swiss army knife for backup and disaster recovery


  • Like 7z or RAR on steroids, with deduplicated “snapshots” versions.
  • Conceptually similar to Mac time machine, but much more efficient.
  • Keeps backup always-to-always, no need to ever prune CryptoLocker.
  • Easily handles millions of files and TBs of data, non-latin support.
  • Cloud backups with full encryption, minimal data transfer / bandwith.
  • Data integrity check CRC32+XXHASH,SHA-1,SHA-2,SHA-3,MD5,XXH3,BLAKE3.
  • Thorough data verification, multithread support real world 1GB+/s.
  • Specific zfs handling functions, full multiplatform interoperability.
  • Particularly suitable for minimal space storage of virtual machines.
  • Full backwards compatibility with ZPAQ [archivers/paq].

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zutils - Utilities for searching in bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz archives
  • Zstr - C++ header-only ZLib wrapper
  • Zstd - Fast real-time compression algorithm
  • Zopfli - Zopfli Compression Algorithm
  • Zoo - Manipulate archives of files in compressed form
  • Zlib-ng - Fork of the zlib data compression library
  • Zipper - Tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive
  • Zipmix - Produce .ZIP file from two other ones with the best compressed files
  • Zip - Create/update ZIP files compatible with PKZIP
  • Zchunk - Compressed file format that splits the file into independent chunks
  • Xpk - The eXternal PacKer (XPK) library system
  • Xmill - Efficient compressor for XML
  • Xdms - Tool for decompressing Amiga DMS files
  • Xarchiver - Desktop-agnostic GTK frontend to various archiving tools
  • Xarchive - GTK+ front end for various archiving tools